Black Panther is one of 2018 most anticipated movies to hit the scene with a predominately black cast, which is sure to brighten the eyes of African-Americans who will be able to see a black superhero featured on the big screen.
This highly acclaimed movie has been in the works for some time and the wait is almost over. Recently a social media troll started a false rumor stating that African-American women would boycott the movie because Michael B. Jordan on of the film’s stars is married to a white woman. This was a ploy created to stunt the sales of the movie.
Black women are far smarter than that and would not allow something so trivial to stop the success of such an amazing movie. So, In essence, the Trolls work backfired.
According to current sales, ‘Black Panther’ has already sold more advance tickets in its first 24 hours than any other Marvel movie in history, according to movie ticket site Fandango.
That record was previously held by “Captain America: Civil War,” which opened in May of 2016 at $179 million. “Black Panther” is the first black lead in a Marvel superhero movie. (Anthony Mackie’s Falcon has appeared in three so far, and will be seen in the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”). Fandango users also voted “Black Panther” he second-most anticipated movie if 2018, behind “Infinity War.”
Directed by “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler, “Black Panther” is the first standalone film about King T’Challa, the superhero known as Black Panther. Played by Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther first appeared in “Captain America: Civil War,” and excitement has been growing for the film ever since. The all-star cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Michael B. Jordan as the villainous Erik Killmonger.