Marvel’s latest offering Black Panther has been making waves all over the world for all the right reasons. The film which is the first to feature an all black cast has broken records at the box-office becoming the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth highest of all time. Moreso, Black Panther has also demolished the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, blowing past 2016’s Deadpool.
The latest to join the Black Panther fan base is none other than the former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama. Michelle, who was the wife of America’ s first black president Barack Obama took to Twitter to share her positive thoughts on the movie. The tweet read, “Congrats to the entire Black Panther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.”
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018
The representation of diverse communities has been a strong point of debate in Hollywood for a while now and the former first lady had said in an earlier interview to Variety that entertainment should represent different communities as young people tend to get influenced by what is portrayed on television and the big screen.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis in pivotal roles.
Boseman portrays King T‘Challa, ruler of Wakanda, a technologically advanced society, who conflicts with Michael B. Jordan’s Eric Killmonger, who intends to take over the throne.
Black Panther received an A+ CinemaScore, the only Marvel film to have done so besides 2012’s The Avengers.