20 stunning Christmas movies starring your favorite Marvel actors

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17. Forest Whitaker in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: David E. Talbert

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Ricky Martin

When Marvel’s Black Panther came out in 2018, the billion-dollar blockbuster notched a number of firsts for Marvel. On top of becoming the studio’s first film with a predominantly Black cast and the first film with a Black director, Black Panther also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It’s clear to see why from all angles, including its remarkable cast. Forest Whitaker co-stars in Black Panther as Zuri alongside his This Christmas co-star Angela Bassett. However, Whitaker stars in a brand-new holiday movie, Netflix’s musical spectacular Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

From director David E. Talbert, who also directed such movies as Almost Christmas and El Camino Christmas, Jingle Jangle (not the fake drug from Riverdale) follows the magical adventure of toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker) and his granddaughter Journey Jangle (Madalen Mills).

When an apprentice steals a prized invention, Jeronicus and Journey construct an invention that could bring back the magic and make the holidays bright. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey arrives on Netflix ahead of Christmas and could very well be the next annual holiday tradition for the whole family.