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'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler pens emotional thank-you to fans
March 24 2018, 07:48 | Irvin Gilbert
Read Ryan Coogler's heartfelt thank you letter to Black Panther fans
Marvel'sBlack Panther has taken Hollywood by storm, quickly catapulting itself to having the fifth largest domestic opening of all time. And while the filmmakers could easily get swollen egos from the critical acclaim and box office success, director Ryan Coogler is humbly thanking the people who made this possible: the fans.
The film's release fueled pleas to release jailed political activists.
- It's time do dive head first into Marvel's latest superhero film, Black Panther! Black Panther may have cemented that status with the rest of the world.
Golland enjoyed the movie though he was critical of its "reductive" view of African-American experience as it is portrayed in the backstory of the movie's villain, Erik Killmonger - played by Michael B. Jordan. Even more awesome will be seeing T'Challa travel through space in this galactic adventure. BLACK PANTHER #1 will show readers a new angle on the technologically advanced nation and perhaps challenge people's preconceived notions about the country. This is perhaps the most distinguishing part of the movie's conception. "We always knew it was the manifest destiny of Marvel Studios to bring to life all facets of the Marvel universe.The minute we started talking about Black Panther, we brought up Chadwick". Scarlett Johansson portrays the role of Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff in the MCU and previous year Jac Schaeffer was hired by the studio to pen the script for the character's solo film. So is this myth that black films don't do well overseas finally dead? But there are also moments when the film pulls no punches at critiquing aspects of the black experience today, such as Okoye (Danai Gurira)'s rejection of the wig she must wear to blend into the "outside world" and Shuri's insistence on calling white Central Intelligence Agency agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) a "colonizer".
Black Panther was meant to keep the buzz alive ahead of Marvel's big film Avengers: Infinity War. Founded in T'Challa's name, the Wakandan Empire will surely test T'Challa's views on imperialism and his divine right to rule. First, it establishes the origin of Black Panther. Namely, the treatment and ultimate death of Killmonger. While the movie takes place in the fictional country of Wakanda, it is obviously inspired by a mix of African tribes and traditions, such as the fashion and music featured in the film.
Via Marvel.com, Ta-Nehisi Coates will remain the writer of the relaunched Black Panther #1, and he will be joined by artist Daniel Acuña as they pick up one of the narrative threads hinted at in last year's Marvel Legacy #1: the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.