BLACK PANTHER Almost Included a YOUNG AVENGER

BBC Minute: on Black Panther

BBC Minute: on Black Panther

Marvel's Black Panther is definitely the superhero of the moment, with the new film expected to top $100M opening weekend. But when a black actor ends up at the center of a major movie - like with Independence Day, Hitch, Beverly Hills Cop, and Doctor Dolittle - they usually end up surrounded by a whole lot of white people.

The Chadwick Boseman starrer was recently premiered in Los Angeles with the entire cast and crew attended the cultural extravagant event. The standalone Marvel film, starring Boseman in the seminal role, debuted to Twitter raves. But one celebrity who's especially excited?

It's primed for a huge IMAX launch and is now surpassing all other superhero movies in advance ticket sales - yes, even Batman V Superman and Captain America: Civil War are no match for T'Challa - and on February 16th, Black Panther will reign supreme at the global box office.

"I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film", Coogler said.

Wakanda, the most technologically advanced nation on the planet, is a direct rebuke to President Trump's alleged disparaging remarks about some African nations. "'This gives us a chance to celebrate the present and the future".

Last year's drop in domestic box-office sales raised questions about the durability of comic characters and sequels. In recent years, a new character named Rashaun Ellis has taken up the mantle of the Patriot.

There have been calls by many who work in the industry to say that superhero movies will eventually die out as they aged beyond their time.

What do you think of these "fans" and their effort to try to bring down the Black Panther audience score on Rotten Tomatoes? "It's kind of awesome". As of Wednesday morning, "Black Panther" is still the #1 daily ticket-seller on Fandango, even though it doesn't open in theaters for two more weeks (on February 16).

"And that's the biggest blessing", she said.

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