Africa Finally Takes Centre Stage With The Black Panther Trailer
Comic fan or not if you haven’t heard about the movie Black Panther, then maybe you need a hard reset. Black Panther is the first African Super Hero in the comic universe to have a movie of its own. Say hello! Not only is the movie set in an African country it is also the most technological advanced country in the Marvel universe. Please just ignore that it is fiction. Wakanda is real and exists in the African map, somewhere around East Africa. But I’ll advise you not to go checking the map or google.
BP is not just African because it has a black cast, it actually takes place in an African setting which means there would be a lot of afro and Afrocentric outfits. Since Wakanda is set to be the most technologically advanced country in Marvel Universe, we should expect to see a lot of sleek space ships and weapon arsenals.
I am not the only one who is excited to see Ankara wearing spaceship pilots, spirit invoking scientists. Everyone is and to correct some critics. There is nothing like being too black.
BP, unlike other super heroes, is a king which is miles away from the normal underdog to Heroe background story. BP would have to battle villains, politics, family grief and even juju. This is so very relatable. Can I get an amen?
The lead character T’challa is also the King of Wakanda, his senses, and physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels by the heart-shaped herb. We do not care what the critics may have to say, we are happy that this movie is African and celebrates Africa is a good light See it from that perspective. And did you also notice that majority of the cast are black? And for the girls, there is secret (well not to secret) warrior group made up of women. After wonder woman, some of us are just waiting to be marveled.
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Black Panther surpasses the views for teasers for top Marvel and Disney-released movies such as Captain America: Civil War (61 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (55 million) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (52 million).
Black Panther was also massive on Twitter, generating 349,000 mentions in 24 hours. It generated more mentions than the NBA game during which it debuted, second only to the launch of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser.
In as much that the stakes are high and the movie may just turn out to be disappointing (Which is highly unlikely). Come February 18, 2017, we should all support the King of Wakanda and wear Ankara to the cinemas. And yes no popcorn and soda, eba and egusi soup would do just fine.