Let it be known that Black Panther
is not your average superhero movie.
Sure, there are elements of an origin story sprinkled throughout Ryan Coogler
spinoff, while its titular king runs about in a “bulletproof catsuit,” but beneath the surface is an inspired, nuanced and, crucially, Afrocentric tale of heroism and family, as Chadwick Boseman
’s grieving T’Challa takes his seat on the throne.
What follows is a sweeping, operatic family drama, one critics are calling the most accomplished addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. As for what sets Black Panther
apart from its superhero peers, Boseman believes the McU owes a great debt to Ryan Coogler, the director behind the lens.
I feel like it’s definitely a Ryan Coogler film. There are certain choices that are made that are distinctly his stamp on it… If we start talking about sequels — if we do four of them,