Black Panther filming delivers $85m for Georgia

Kelvin Reese
February 9, 2018

Black Panther has debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a ideal critical score of 100%-if it remains here, it will be the first Marvel film to sit with this rating in the franchise's history.

Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring a predominantly black cast including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett, "Black Panther" was hailed by the Daily Beast as "a love letter to every black person" and "a correction for years of diversity neglect" by Rolling Stone.

On Tuesday, the hashtag #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe began trending, bringing attention to the importance of representation in pop culture.

Black Panther star Andy Serkis has said that having a film with a predominantly black cast and a black director is long "overdue". "I mean, it just hasn't been done before". Black Panther The Album (Music From and Inspired By) comes out a week before the general premiere of the movie, and it will be interesting to see where the music is used in the film.

Sure, there are elements of an origin story sprinkled throughout Ryan Coogler's MCU spinoff, while its titular king runs about in a "bulletproof catsuit", but beneath the surface is an inspired, nuanced and, crucially, Afrocentric tale of heroism and family, as Chadwick Boseman's grieving T'Challa takes his seat on the throne. "T'Challa is exactly the kind of leader everyone hopes to serve - soft-hearted, able to make tough decisions, and always putting his people first".

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Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther first appeared in 1966. The bearded South African, along with a little help from a young mercenary named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), has managed to steal piece of indestructible metal, known as Vibranium, mined in Wakanda, which T'Challa and co. aren't too happy about. Box office analysts are projecting a $150 million opening over President's Day weekend.

Entertainment Weekly said the movie's "nuanced celebration of pride and identity and personal responsibility" was the movie's 'own true superpower'. But at least the wait was worth it.

IndieWire called it 'the best Marvel movie so far, by far'.

You can check out the new Black Panther cover of Time Magazine below.

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