James Brown’s daughter Deanna Brown Thomas helped Chadwick Boseman prepare for the role as her dad
09 February, 2018, 02:06
The Black Panthermovie, named for the first blackcomic book superhero (created in 1966 by Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby) is poised to claw its way to the top of the box office February 16 with an Afro-futurist narrative and a cast of high-octane male and female characters.
"Black Panther's" stars say they expect the film will change how Africa will be depicted in future films.
Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. He recently appeared on British GQ's cover in am image that appears to be honoring the Black Panther Party. "Black Panther has smashed records for advance ticket sales thanks to the hard work of local crew and vendors, and because the film reflects the breadth and diversity of our global communities".
"She has a special relationship with T'Challa and what I love about that relationship is that it's not your average, you know, sweetheart story [with a] damsel in distress. The extravagant display of talent in smaller roles also adds to the sense of class, featuring Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us"), "Get Out's" Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett".
But what else can we expect from good old Chad, who plays the titular character also known as King T'Challa of Wakanda?
As far as superhero movies go, "Black Panther" is undoubtedly reigning - and it's not even out yet.
However, the project - directed by Ryan Coogler - is more than just a Hollywood blockbuster.