Inside the "Black Panther" Effect


So while it seems hard to actually book a flight there, those hoping to reach the hyper-advanced country that hosted the second-biggest opening weekend of all time, the biggest opening by a black director, and the highest-rated Marvel movie yet, may not be completely out of options. Not only because it's the first that's based on a black African superhero, but because the film builds on this concept in a deep and authentic way.

The Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler while Hannah Bleacher assumed the role of the production designer. Director Ryan Coogler has now released an emotional letter thanking fans of their support of the film.

Who would be in it?

"Black Panther has the second-highest three-day domestic opening haul for a Marvel film overall, edged out by the first Avengers film, which made $207.4 million".

This all-star cast includes standout performances from not only Boseman and Jordan, but Angela Bassett ("9-1-1"), Letitia Wright ("Black Mirror"), Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out"), Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead") and Lupita Nyong'o ("The Jungle Book").

What plot would a sequel explore?

He got his throne when he was very young. They aren't just sidekick characters sitting on the sidelines. "So I'd be really interested to see, you know, what kind of king he is with experience and how that affects his performance in the stories". Ultimately, it wasn't a good film.

In Brooklyn, New York, a man proposed to his girlfriend before a "Black Panther" screening that he didn't even have a ticket to. The white characters in this movie were familiar faces such as Marti Freeman who plays a CIA Agent by the name Everett Ross.

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"It's just a lot more fun", he said. This is hinted in the film when some Wakandan children refer to Barnes as "the White Wolf".

Could there be an LGBTQ+ romance?

OK, so the script wasn't bad, but when it comes down to fleshing out the characters, it failed. That's something that's never been posed in another Marvel film.

I didn't fully comprehend it at the time, but having representation in a soon-to-be booming genre of film was important. "You know, Marvel locks things down, so we had not as much time as I wanted". If you don't hear us, maybe you're not listening. So could this be Marvel's moment? If we don't say anything, then we don't have a problem so why should you?

As Black women collectively, we're basking in the glow from the cinematic beauty of a film that portrays us as the fierce women we are while retaining our femininity and ability to love and be loved.