'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Amount Of Box Office Records

Herbert Rhodes
February 23, 2018

The film is setting records and inspiring people of all ages by showcasing a mostly black cast with a black director.

- Former Warrior and current Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes treated 150 kids to a special screening of the Hollywood blockbuster, "Black Panther".

Black Panther is now playing in theaters everywhere. The high-octane film tells the gripping story of T'Challa who, after the death of his father, returns home to his technologically advanced African nation to take his rightful place on the throne as the king of Wakanda. Jordan plays the antagonist Erik Killmonger and Lupita Nyong'o plays T'Challa's love interest Nakia.

Black Panther's Rs 24 crore gross was enough to make it the biggest opening for a solo superhero movie debut in India, and the biggest opening for a Hollywood movie in 2018.

Boseman will be returning as Black Panther in Marvel's upcoming Avengers sequel, Infinity War which is set to arrive on May 4. From the costume design to the score, all the film's elements point to Afrofuturism, an art style that blends black culture with science fiction themes. It's also the second-ever Marvel movie to earn the coveted A+ grade from review aggregator company CinemaScore.

A piece of artwork from the recently Black Panther: The Art of the Movie was revealed on Imgur and it gives us a look at Letitia Wright's breakthrough character suited up as the Black Panther herself.

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I want to share something that Nelson Mandela said to me.

People should go and watch this movie regardless of their race or whether or not they're a Marvel fan, because it is a great action movie that does not hit you with overly-done action scenes.

It's a very positive thing that the new series will be good for readers both old and new, as the success of the Black Panther film will doubtlessly have many fans running to grab new comics, whether they are avid readers or not.

"What you have done is spectacular", he said of the film that "damn near" brought him to tears.

"Just to be able to showcase strong black characters - and talking about Africa - and strong black men and women, I think that's unique", Barnes said.

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