Black Panther

15 Facts You Need to Know About Marvel’s Black Panther

5. Black Panther has a Black Crew Behind the Camera and In Front

Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman on set of Black Panther
One thing that differentiates Black Panther from other superhero movies with Black characters in them is the fact that this film features several Black collaborators both in front of and behind the camera. Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, who previously made the fan-favourite Creed<, proving that he can handle franchise material, as well as the critical darling Fruitvale Station. The screenplay was co-written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, who was a writer and producer on the critically acclaimed American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson.

In front of the camera, Boseman is the star, but Coogler also reteams with Creed and Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan. The poster also features Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and several other Black actors. Furthermore, critics are impressed that this film is being treated as an “event” film for all audiences. Disney gave this film a real budget and an enormous marketing push, and so far it seems to be paying off.

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