Why ‘Black Panther’ is the African American superhero movie we’ve all been waiting for | The Latest from WDEL News

While T’Challa (Black Panther) is not the first black superhero to hit the silver screen, Marvel Studios has gone out of their way to ensure he’s the best.

The likes of Spawn and Blade have both made their way to audiences worldwide but fallen flat in comparison to the tale of an African King who inherits the mantle of the Black Panther and must decide whether to keep the most technologically advanced country under the facade of being third world or come out as a powerful nation. 

“He’s always held a special place in the hearts of fans because of his status as, pretty much, the greatest black superhero ever,” said David Betancourt of The Washington Post. “Now that Marvel Studios has built…

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