Earlier this year, we began to get word of the developing motion picture adaptation of Marvel’s Black Panther. Recently, as more news has rolled out surrounding the cast–both established and potential members–the people have already spoken.
The verdict? It’s lit.
As Chadwick Boseman is set to reprise the role he took on in Captain America: Civil War as the titled Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan has also officially joined on, reuniting with director Ryan Coogler who he worked with on Fruitvale Station and Creed.
Lupita N’yongo is also reportedly in negotiations as she is speculated to be cast opposite Boseman as the Black Panther’s love interest.
While movies featuring black superheroes aren’t too much of a novice idea (see Blade, Storm, War Machine, etc.), a film specifically centered on a black superhero with a predominantly Black cast is what’s caused such a buzz with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige stating that “90 percent of the cast is either African or African-American.”
A whole two years before the film is set for release, the Twittersphere has wasted no time on making it a trending topic, and the result is an anticipated mix of hilarity, honesty, and some good old-fashioned black pride. Check the best tweets about Black Panther by far.
— Thelonious Legend (@TheLegendBooks) May 14, 2016
— [:•-•:] (@DubOnDaBeatz) May 14, 2016
— Stank Underwood (@TheCoolTeacher_) May 14, 2016
— Ashley Payne (@luvthispayne) May 14, 2016
— Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) May 14, 2016
— Jack Napier (@sweetbbabyjesus) May 14, 2016
It doesn't come out for two years but I've already decided I'm going to see Black Panther at least five times. For the culture.
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) May 13, 2016
— mnmtwinz (@mnmtwinz) May 14, 2016
People on Twitter reacting to #BlackPantherSoLIT makes you realize how EPIC Hollywood's diversity problem really is.
— japhetweeks (@japhetweeks) May 14, 2016
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) May 14, 2016