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Why The Incredibles 2 Is the Superhero Movie We Need (Nerdist News Edition)

In a time when we have Marvel and DC flicks comprising the majority of superheroes on the big screen, The Incredibles 2 supplies a different appearance. Dan and also Amy describe why it is essential in this Nerdist News Edition! Subscribe for even more Nerdist News: http://nerdi.st/subscribe Enjoy much more Nerdist News: http://bit.ly/1qvVVhV Follow Us: Facebook https://facebook.com/nerdist Twitter https://twitter.com/Nerdist Instagram https://instagram.com/nerdist/ Nerdist News https://twitter.com/NerdistNews Jessica Chobot https://twitter.com/JessicaChobot Dan Casey https://twitter.com/dancasey Kyle Hill https://twitter.com/sci_phile

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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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What Black Panthers Success Means for the Future of Movies

Generally, this time of year is slow at the box office. With the Oscars on the horizon, it's in some ways still the tail end of the previous cinema year, and even with summer blockbuster season creeping earlier and earlier, the big-budget tentpoles don't start rolling out for another six weeks or so. A couple of years ago, Deadpool opened with $152 million at the domestic box office over Presidents Day weekend and folks thought the Earth had tilted on its axis. This weekend, though, Black Panther made that look…

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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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Now That We’ve Finally All Seen It, Let’s Talk About Black Panther

In case you haven’t been near a theater, TV, mall, or interstate overpass, and haven’t seen the news, Black Panther opened this weekend. And it opened big. Like, history-making box office numbers big. With good reason—T’Challa (aka Black Panther) is a hero fans have been anticipating for a long time. As WIRED’s Jason Parham noted last week before Marvel’s latest movie “black superheroes were never afforded the same deification” as their white counterparts, but now Panther director Ryan Coogler has made a movie that shows what a superhero movie can…

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Black Panther Is All a Superhero Movie Can Be, and More

What should a superhero movie be? What can it be? With Black Panther, we finally have an answer worthy of our time. In the last decade alone—where the promise of progress in Hollywood read first as fantasy, then as farce—America’s cathedral of heroes offered little access to depictions that fell outside the mechanisms of the industry. Batman and Iron Man, billionaires. Thor, a Norse god. Spider-Man was a youthful prodigy. Captain America, a World War II recruit, became the literal manifestation of national courage and hope. Black superheroes were never…

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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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How Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Brought the Afrofuture to Black Panther

The Afrofuture is now with the arrival of king of Wakanda himself. The Oscar-nominated designers vision for the clothing of Black Panther marks a dazzling departure from the uniform spandex and neutral everyday wear of most big-screen superheroics. The fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, where the film takes place and where Prince TChalla (Chadwick Boseman) reigns, is said to be home to an invaluable metal, the jealously-guarded Vibranium, key to its worldwide technological superiority. Really though, Wakandas most valuable resource might be another thing entirelyCarters work. It is home to…

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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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