You’ve heard of The Black Panther, a far captivating story about Africa, and Super heroes. Rooting right from Hollywood, the Marvel Entertainment movie has not only captured Africa, but the entire world onto the screens, yet further sparked several debates.
ArtsGlo goes behind, placing its ear on the ground to look at some of what you didn’t know about the film. These are quotes from an interview with Ryan Coogler, the Director of Black Panther.
“It was important to me to bring the life of this super hero right on screen because I grew up as a comic book fan, then became a fan of comic book inspired movies, but I always wanted to see characters which looked like me, more of my family, my friends, which was kind of hard. I was introduced to the Black Panther, and it had a special place in my heart ever since. And when an opportunity can of making this film, I jumped at it. ”
“What of the biggest thing for me about this film, is what kind of thing it means to be African. Its what I’ve always tried asking myself, not just as an artists, but as a person.”
“We think its a film about humanity in overall. That people will be out there to connect with regardless of where they are from, or what their heritage is.”
“Something else present throughout the comic book, that we highlight in the film too, is the amazing female characters that are strong and have upright positions. So we are able to create a society that functions, maybe in a way that we wish society could.”
“At the heart of Black Panther, its a thing about a man, who is accepting his role in society. Its a film about family, responsibility, culture, but at the end of the day, it is about what it really means to be human.”