The Marvel superheroes stick together, even when they’re teaming up off screen.
Brie Larson, the star of the upcoming Captain Marvel, used her sizable Twitter following for good by starting a thread for people who wanted to buy Black Panther tickets for anyone who couldn’t afford them. Using the #payitforward hashtag, she started coordinating between those seeking to help, and those who didn’t have the means for a ticket.
Very quickly, the post started receiving widespread traction. People from Atlanta to South Africa were offering to buy tickets and then coordinating through Twitter DMs. Even actress and filmmaker Haley Webb got involved.
Actually, I’d be happy to help any of my brothers and sisters in the US who can’t afford a ticket. Just let me know and I will help you out as much as I can. I want you to be able to see this movie!
— [♛] Moogle Queen Aria (@happimochi) February 16, 2018
Brie Larson is set to star in her own Marvel movie next year, on March 6th 2019. Captain Marvel will be the first in the franchise with a standalone female lead, so it’s only fitting that Larson is being so supportive of the cinematic universe’s first black superhero as well.
Earlier in the month, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer proposed buying out theaters “to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero.” We hope that Brie Larson’s show of solidarity with Spencer’s efforts is just the beginning of a larger trend.
Black Panther premiered on Thursday, Feb 15 to a jaw-dropped $25.2 million box office, as well as spectacular costumes and celebrations from eager movie-goers. The groundbreaking blockbuster is already on track to break records for Marvel movie sales.
The film has also already been showered with praise by fans and critics alike, with some even hailing it as the best Marvel movie to date.
Go see it now or, better yet, get in on Larson’s thread to make sure everyone sees it.