Black Panther movie causing excitement
There's a Black Panther party going on all around the US. Superhero fans, movie fans and especially connoisseurs of black culture American and African are all eagerly awaiting the debut of Marvel's 'Black Panther' movie starring comic book's first black superhero with an enthusiasm not often seen in American cinema.
Black Panther viewing parties are already being scheduled around the country for its February release, smack dab in the middle of Black History Month.
There are lines of clothing based on the movie's African style being prepared the bright colours and Afrofuturism styles of Wakanda are in for the spring.
And Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar was just named to produce the soundtrack.
And people are already calling the yet-to-be seen movie one of the most important of 2018, despite the fact that the character that has only appeared once on the silver screen and until now.
But for some fans, none of that matters because the Black Panther holds a unique position in the superhero world and especially in the African and black diaspora.
Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman as the eponymous superhero, opens on February 16.