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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Official Trailer

Out with the Colour Purple in with the Black Panther !

One of the most significant aspects of Black Panther is the intersection of Africa and STEM. That is why Black Panther was and will continue to be such a huge hit. 

Black Panther was a ‘moment’ – it obliterated the myth that a black blockbuster outside the trusted gangster/persecutory genres would flop – out with the Colour Purple – in with the Black Panther.

The film cleverly fused iconic African culture, the archetypal African warrior, mind boggling science and technology and wildlife — the black panther’s  “Melanism is caused by a recessive allele in the leopard, and by a dominant allele in the jaguar.” On the continent of Africa the black panther is only found in Kenya East Africa (as a black leopard). The fictional country of Wakanda is set in East Africa.

Black people were tired of being portrayed on the periphery as butlers and maids, and the first character in a movie to be killed off, and then centrally as gangsters, pimps, prostitutes, slaves and more generally as perpetrators and victims in equal measure.

For decades we had gorged on black suffering which had been the mainstay for TV and film with but a few exceptions, such as the Cosby show and a few other black sitcoms that dared to buck the trend and show that black life is not all doom and gloom.

As the debate rages on about the need or authenticity of colour blind casting, Black Panther boldly knocked it out the park, showing that black actors do not need to be parachuted into white spaces to be validated as part of colour blind casting – black actors can dominate or achieve parity in ‘black spaces’ such as with The Woman King.

The $1.3 billion in global box office returns is a clear indicator of the success of black panther in putting the white, black and brown bums of global theatregoers on seats.

We had yearned for a global fictional black superhero; white people had superman and a million others, black people had Blade (remember Blade played by Wesley Snipes?) who didn’t quite cut it. Then came Black Panther, set in the fictional country of Wakanda the most technologically advanced country on the entire planet!

That’s why I get so excited about this type of meaningful, positive Black representation. Long may it continue (but with the addition of more black producers and investors).

I pay tribute to African American Ryan Coogler Director and co-writer of black panther and it’s 2022 sequel.

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THE WORLD NEEDED A HERO… IT GOT BLACK ADAM

From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure “Black Adam.” The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”). In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed and Black Adam has gone from man, to myth, to legend. Now released, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.

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THE WOMAN KING – Official Trailer (HD)

Bow down to the most exceptional female warrior to ever live. Viola Davis is #TheWomanKing. Watch her rise exclusively in movie theaters September 16.

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