Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Hmm, The Logo on This BLACK PANTHER T-Shirt Sure Looks Familiar

Hmm, The Logo on This BLACK PANTHER T-Shirt Sure Looks Familiar

Once upon a time, a movie called Black Panther captured hearts around the globe (and earned close to $1 billion at the box office). After this weekend it will be the number 2 superhero film release of all time over "The Dark Knight's" $535 million. Black Panther is also the fifth Marvel Cinematic Universe film to reach this milestone after The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. "Avatar" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" now hold the one and two spots, with $50.3 million and $42.4 million respectively. That is certainly good news and we can't wait to know in what movies we can find Shuri, except for Infinity War!

Black Panther continues to break box office records in its 4th weekend.

I had known, without even seeing the movie, that the main focus of the excitement surrounding Black Panther wasn't because it was the newest Marvel movie. Besides the memorable hip-hop/rap tracks, Black Panther utilizes songs inspired by indigenous music, most of which comes from Central Africa.

Given that it's Oscar week, it's also widely rumoured that Disney are going to put Ryan Coogler's film for consideration at next year's event. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country.

Black Panther has shown that people crave diverse casts and will support films that celebrate-not hinder-characters they can directly relate to. Internationally, the film looks to pass $500 million this weekend thanks to a solid start in the world's second biggest movie market, China.

Black Panther features a slew of breakout characters who fans love, especially women like T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), his loyal protector Okoye (Danai Gurira) and his former lover and badass Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o).

My only complaint is that I know we're halfway through the mini and I want more. Writer Evan Narcisse uses this opportunity to capture the different reactions of various people throughout the Marvel Universe, helping Rise of the Black Panther #3 connect to the previous issue as well as dropping clues to what is yet to come.

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