Marvel Studios/Comics has discovered an entertainment model that is magically exciting and extraordinarily profitable, in making the Black Panther movie. Black movie goers and others are excited about dark-skinned super heroes and black women with natural hair starring in every major role. This movie will be a global block-buster, considering the focus on Africa and the population of that continent alone. It also adds a new fresh installment on discussions related to colorism in the media and the workplace. After the final tally is taken on proceeds from this film, the black adage, “the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice,” will have new meaning for Marvel and potentially an industry where white and light images dominate.
The story: T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to assume his birthright as king. His power and leadership are tested by the reappearance of a powerful enemy and other haters. Confronting back-stabbing treachery and danger, T’Challa rallies his allies and releases the full power of Black Panther to beat the hell out of his foes and to secure and preserve the safety of his people, and the world.
Release date: February 16, 2018
Budget: 200 million USD