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Michelle Obama shows ‘Black Panther’ some love on Twitter

Michelle Obama loves 'Black Panther.'Image: Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women Michelle Obama is constantly reminding us how lucky we were when she was first lady. Recently, she helped unveil a stunning, groundbreaking portrait, then she won Valentine’s Day. Now she’s showing love to our latest obsession, Black Panther.  Just watched Black Panther, RUN 2 this Film, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan off the hook, & EVERY woman in this film, no matter your own race, is the woman you want 2 be. Believe me when I tell you…

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What superheroes of color will we see after ‘Black Panther’?

Is Black Pantheran anomaly or a beginning?Image: Marvel STudios Black Panther isn’t the first black superhero movie ever made, or even the first black Marvel superhero movie ever made. But it does feel like the start of a new chapter. SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther’ is a huge victory for representation in film Even as superhero movies have become ever more ubiquitous over the past decade, they’ve remained stubbornly white, with characters of color largely relegated to supporting roles. The joke is that there are currently more superhero franchises built around…

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Audiences more than showed up for ‘Black Panther’ because it’s about time

We love itImage: marvel, mashable composite Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  Contrary to the Gill Scott Heron/Vince Staples track scorching the Black Panther trailer, this movie’s revolution will be televised. It will be broadcast in movie theaters, on TV screens, and in the hearts and minds of audiences around the world who flocked to theaters to watch Hollywood’s first black superhero in action. Until an embarrassingly recent time (and still in this moment, if we’re being…

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In praise of ‘Black Panther’ baddie Erik Killmonger the best Marvel Cinematic Universe supervillain ever

Michael B. Jordan totally owns Black Panther.Image: Mashable Composite / Marvel STudios Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week. Spoilers ahead for Black Panther.   Black Panther just pulled off a Marvel Cinematic Universe first: A supervillain worth rooting for.  SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther’ builds a world you’ll want to return to again and again Sure, other MCU baddies have been charming (hello, Hela) or surprising (hi, Mandarin) or sympathetic (we see you, Loki). A couple of them…

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A brief primer of Afrofuturism, the artistic philosophy driving Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Cutting-edge technology meets ancient tradition in Marvel's Black Panther.Image: Marvel STudios Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week. Among the images glimpsed in Marvel’s first Black Panther trailer was a tribal elder in an emerald suit with a matching lip disc, a body modification found in the Suri and Mursi tribes of Ethiopia.  Warriors draped in blue “blankets” (or Seanamarena) soon followed, drawn from the Basotho peoples of South Africa. Alongside them were women in red beaded war…

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These people expecting to see ‘Black Panther’ on opening night were in for a rude awakening

There are two big blockbusters out this month: You might have heard about Black Panther — the critically acclaimed Marvel film about black superheroes in the fictional land of Wakanda. The other is Fifty Shades Freed, a widely criticized installment about two lovers in Seattle.  Clearly, two very different movies. So when the Atlantic Station theater in Atlanta accidentally started playing Fifty Shades Freed to an audience that was expecting to be transported to Wakanda, things got hilarious. SEE ALSO: 5 reasons why ‘Black Panther’ scored big with fans and…

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Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson is making sure everyone gets to see ‘Black Panther’

Everyone deserves to see 'Black Panther' at least 14 times in theatersImage: marvel studios 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…

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New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ TV spot features literally all your favorite MCU superheroes

With apologies to the Eagles and the Patriots, the most exciting match-up of the day came in a commercial break during the Super Bowl. SEE ALSO: This action figure may have just revealed a detail about Captain America in ‘Infinity War’ Disney has unveiled the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, which pits our beloved superhero team against Thanos – the giant purple dude from the end credits of the first Avengers in 2012. He’s spent the past dozen or so Marvel movies trying to collect gemstones in the background,…

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‘Black Panther’ gets first bad review, and the reason will enrage you

The king declares this A Bad TakeImage: Marvel studios Critical reviews are always subjective opinions. So in general, you can’t really say a reviewer got it objectively “wrong.” Unless, that is, you’re referring to the first negative review of Black Panther, courtesy of the Irish Independent’s Ed Power. Because even a staunch defender of every critic’s right to their own opinion, taste, and perspective will find it hard to justify what Power takes issue with. In essence, Power appears distraught by the film’s ambitions as a superhero movie to elevate…

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