Black Panther raises the bar on superhero movies

'Black Panther' star buys hundreds of movie tickets for underprivileged children

With "Black Panther" reaching box office heights that have eluded other African-American titles, the film's totals could impact change in the industry by encouraging diversity in front of and behind the camera.

Based on the Marvel comic book character, Black Panther revolves around the ruler of a fictional central African nation who moonlights as a costumed crime-fighter.

"Deadpool" previously held the record, raking in $132 million over a Friday to Sunday weekend, according to The Numbers, a site that keeps data on films.

Black Panther, the latest movie from the Marvel universe is a bona fide smash hit.

"Black Panther" is also the biggest global debut for a predominantly black cast.

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A glimpse of what Marvel calls the "Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda" was seen briefly in Marvel Legacy #1, but now we're going to get to the bottom of what is truly going on. "Ryan Coogler and us lot, we've been given support and we need the support back".

The second credits scene shows Bucky Barnes (AKA the Winter Soldier) recovering in Wakanda, being cured of his brainwashing by Shuri.

"As a kid, growing up, when you see somebody who looks like an older version of you doing something awesome, it's like, 'What's going on?' That's kind of what that moment". Hopefully we'll be able to see it once Black Panther arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. Especially since Okoye was one of the best characters in the entire film.

It seems that the kiss (and sort-of proposal) towards the end of the movie, between King T'Challa and Nakia (AKA Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o), is setting up the sequel to open with a royal wedding. We want Nakia to ride in on a Rhino and to be wearing an wonderful headpiece like T'Challa's mum, and for King T'Challa to be ceremoniously shirtless, if possible. How will the Black Panther respond to this injustice?

It would've been unbelievable to see that scene up on the big screen. We'll have to wait until May, but when the day comes, we'll be discovering it right beside T'Challa.

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