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VIDEO: Watch Samuel L. Jackson surprise "Black Panther" audience

Atlanta's Fox Theatre was packed with an eager audience Wednesday night for the premiere screening of "Black Panther."

The Marvel blockbuster is set mostly in fictitious Wakanda but filmed here. It was headquartered at the EUE/Screen Gems facility and did some shooting on location.

Local notables including recording artists/actors Big Boi, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, actress Kim Fields and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined movie honchos David Grant (vice president of Marvel Studios) and Charles Rivkin (chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America) on the red carpet. Once inside, the crowd went wild when surprise guest Samuel L. Jackson showed up to introduce the film. Check it out:

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