Why 'Black Panther' is bankable for all audiences

“Black Panther” hits theaters Friday, but it’s been generating excitement for the last couple of years ever since the movie was announced. It’s the first big budget superhero movie with a black director, predominantly black cast, and a storyline seen through a black lens. Chadwick Boseman plays Black Panther aka T’Challa, who becomes king of the fictional African nation called Wakanda. He has to protect his land and people from outside threats and protect his crown from the American man who wants to take it.

Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman)
faces off with Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). 

The Dora Milaje are T'Challa's army of bodyguards.

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther/T'Challa. 

Photo credit for all: Marvel Studios.