Black Panther: The Legacy Continues

The Marvel cinematic universe is very vast and filled with many superheroes. A fan favorite has been Black Panther, the king of Wakanda who also goes by the name of T’Challa. 

The first installment of the movie was a major hit as it grossed 700 million when it was released on February 16, 2018. The movie had a huge impact in pop-culture as it brought more representation for black people in the media. The ability to have representation in the media is such an important thing for all groups, but the fact that the movie was released during Black History Month is what made it a statement.

The director, Ryan Coogler, is known for his renowned movie Fruitvale Station, the story of Oscar Grant, killed in 2009 by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale district station in Oakland California. 

The standards are high for the new Black Panther sequel. In the hearts of many Marvel fans is held Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa, as he passed away just 2 years after the first movie. Boseman had a very close relationship with his co-stars on and off screen. Micheal B Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, his co-stars,mourned him greatly as did Coogler. His passing took a huge toll on him to the point where he had to rewrite the entire script for the movie. They chose to respect the great actor and not replace his role. Instead, Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, will become the next Black Panther.

Actor Tenoch Huerta is another milestone for representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is among the few latin actors to have a big role in a Marvel movie. He will play the role of Namor the sea king of Atlantis.The movie is highly anticipated and it is set to release on November 11th, 2022. Tickets are available for presale on Fandango and AMC websites. 

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