BLACK PANTHER, OPENS ON FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring just about all of Black Hollywood including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and many more.
I mean. Do I even need to explain this one? Netflix’s Luke Cage whet our cultural appetite by serving up black characters with nuance, flaws and depth. Not to mention the heretofore unseen image of a superhero who is Black, bulletproof and wears dark hoodies. Since Cage, the excitement for Black Panther has reached a fever pitch and Black Panther’s various cameos in other movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have only fanned the flames. In case you’ve missed all the many memos, here’s what you need to know. Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, is a character created by comic book legend Stan Lee in 1966, one year after the Watts Riots rocked Los Angeles. He’s a prince. He can fight. He has superpowers. Oh, and his birthplace, the fictional country of Wakanda, is one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced places on earth. We. Can’t. Wait.