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This we have or had the release of the latest MCU film, Black Panther. After the events of Civil War, we now go the African fictional country of WAKANDA. Black Panther is significant in also being the first black superhero film.
Black Panther is a very interesting character with him being the king of a country and the richest person on the world with mounds of vibranium metal at his command. Wakanda is the most structurally safe country and has scientific knowledge considerably advanced than the world. T’CHALLA, the Black Panther’s alter ego, has his sister Shuri and has the elite Dora Milaje to keep him company in his life.
Black Panther also has an all-black cast with two exceptions. With Wonder Woman being the first female superhero film, Black Panther stands tall as being the first POC to lead a mainstream super-hero film on his own. This is the most important thing about Black Panther. It marks a change in or mindset and showcases that a superhero can be anyone. Hollywood and quite frankly, the world has always had a problem with racism and sexism. To have Black Panther be a great superhero in his own right and have his sister Shuri be the current smartest person in the MCU as the whole is a very huge step forward.
Regardless of what or how good the film is. I have faith it won’t disappoint as it is well an MCU film. The thing I really want to see is some kid talk about how he wants to be Black Panther because he is an awesome superhero; that is the best achievement this film can actually make.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. The film opens Feb. 16, 2018.
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