Black Panther is scheduled to hit the theaters next week, but the fans are going crazy for the film, the fans are expressing their love for the movie.
Ryan Coogler’s directorial superhero film Black Panth has broken the record of the advance ticket, the film currently having a perfect Rotten Tomatoes rating, the film is much more than just the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the film is a cultural turning point for many people.
The superhero film starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular Black Panther is the very first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie based on a black superhero, the film is set in an African nation (fictional), featuring a predominately black cast and crew, the film is focused on unlike anything is seen before in the superhero movies.
Many campaigns have been running for the culturally significant film Black Panther, in order to ensure that kids belong to underserved communities will have a chance to watch the movie, and even the star cast of the film shared how much they’re excited for the upcoming film.
The lead actor of the film, Boseman told CNET that the consideration of how the Black Panther presented even the smallest details like T’Challa’s accent mattered.
Boseman said, “People think about how race has affected the world.” The actor went on to say, “It’s not just in the States. Colonialism is the cousin of slavery. Colonialism in Africa would have it that, in order to be a ruler, his education comes from Europe. I wanted to be completely sure that we didn’t convey that idea because that would be counter to everything that Wakanda is about.”
When I was a kid, movies and TV shows were full of black characters that were pimps, drug dealers, and slaves. Even Black Lighting (from the Super Friends) was LAME.😐
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 6, 2018
#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe ..images like this and knowing these children and countless others now have mainstream heroes that look like them and aren’t drug dealers, parodies,convicts,sidekicks to a non poc character or plot devices BUT proud, intelligent, powerful and VERY cool pic.twitter.com/iLdxluJy4K
— ChocolateCityComics (@ChocCityComics) February 6, 2018
It’s less about what it means to me and more what it means to our little ones.
Young black boys and girls seeing themselves widely represented as the heroes.
— 🎶Outside of the club and you think i’m a punk🎶 (@Tripping_Crutch) February 6, 2018
Finally seeing Africa depicted in a powerful and positive light, free from the effects of colonialism, with characters that look like me having motivations beyond the portrayal of “black pain” on screen.#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe pic.twitter.com/nTEFHQM279
— Andrien Gbinigie (@EscoBlades) February 6, 2018
When I saw the cast of women, all my complexion or darker, none sexualized or demonized because of it, and it wasn’t a film about slavery or drug addiction, I cried.
— MSOSullivan (@BlyssfulStorm) February 6, 2018
It’s everything really
To know that kids can walk down the toy aisle and see an action figure that looks like them
That Black Women can be warriors too
That communities are coming together to make sure underprivileged kids see it
It’s us celebrated#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe
— #Kingstees (@MrRandyWATTsun) February 6, 2018
When my 9 year old son sat in the movie theater SHOOK seeing a black superhero on a big screen. And the emotion I feel as a life long superhero fan seeing the same thing at the same👏🏽damn👏🏽time👏🏽👏🏽#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe pic.twitter.com/SvECF5n6rG
— Rashida Parrish (@chefshida) February 6, 2018
There are sky high expectations associated with the film, Black Girl Nerds took social media and asked fans to tell #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe and the responses were overwhelming.