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Marvel Made a Black Panther Movie Partly Because Reginald Hudlin Put the ‘Black’ in Panther

Editor’s note: This excerpt from Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comicbook Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates (published by Diasporic Africa Press, 2018) talks about the impact black filmmaker Reginald Hudlin had on the character. For the first 32 years of its existence, the Black Panther—created by Marvel Comics

Black Panther Is Tracking to Open to a Cool $100 Million to $120 Million at the US Box Office, but Did You Expect Anything Else?

For the sake of journalistic integrity, I will continue to be up-front about my personal stances. I am hugely biased about Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and there is very little that can be done to convince me that it will not be the best thing since Beyoncé secretly dropped her self-titled album with nary a warning.