Black Panther has become a billion dollar box office phenomenon (Variety, Forbes). I am excited to see the residual effects this success has on diversity and new content as it pertains to heroes of color. If nothing else Black Panther's success has proven that the world is ripe for change and won't settle for anything else!
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Here are some links to cast interviews that I found very informative and helped shaped the perspective from which the Black Panther Movie was created. Interviews: 1, 2, 3, 4
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