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Oh my gosh, Oh my days. Have any of you seen this? Is this real? I think I had a full fanboy moment when I saw this. Like for real. If your read my previous post, you’ll probably know that I’m a big fan of the superhero sci-fi/fantasy genre. However, Black Panther is on a whole other level, for many reasons.

Hero. Legend. King. …..Long live the King.

As I previously stated, I didn’t really get many black superheroes in my childhood. With the exception of John Stewart as the second or third earth Green Lantern and Storm from the X-Men, many black superheroes that were in TV shows or films – had ‘Black’ in front of their name. I’m not sure if it was a lack of creativity on creators and writers side, but a lot of the times, it looked like it was simply there to remind people that characters were black.

 

Black Panther, however, name I always deserved the ‘black’ in front – in a natural way. It’s simple, really. Panthers are, well, black. So Black Panther was really what I embodied.

 

Like I said, The Black Panther movie is amazing for many reasons.

One:

There are so many great black actors in just the trailer alone, that are not playing stereotypical roles

Two:

it shows black royalty in Africa (unlike God’s of Egypt’s almost full Caucasian cast …based in Africa thousands of years ago. – By the way Boseman plays the Egyptian God of Wisdom in that one.)

Three:

It is the first standalone black lead superheroes movie in the past decade, maybe two….actually I’m not sure if there is any that is not cartoon (other than Blade…he’s not really a ‘super’ hero, not in my eyes).

 

 

I do hope the film delivers, because millions of others, I’m already hooked and ready watch. I predict it’s going to be a blockbuster.

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