Everybody in the world was already watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and when the trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther dropped during a commercial break, folks lost their damn minds.
And then took to Twitter to talk about it.
Besides the fact that the sneak peak made clear that this would be a flick dripping in blackness, infused with melanin and bathed in chocolate, the trailer also gave us a peek of Wakanda, the fierce, bold world that spawned Black Panther, as well as damn near every black actor working today and then some.
With words that speak to us like, “The world is changing. Soon there will only be the conquered and the conquerers ... ” Black Panther is assuredly a movie of its time, and errrrybody—womanists, Africans, geeks, action-film junkies, families—is waiting with bated breath.
We predict pure box-office domination (everyone will have to see the film at least twice—once in a black neighborhood to catch the loud-ass retorts in the theater, and once in a white neighborhood so you can hear and be the loud one); we also predict that folks will be lined up around the block starting in September (film drops in February) to watch a black superhero save the world.
It’s Panther time, y’all!