It was a good shift that Marvel Studios added Black Panther to their collection in a way of showing diversity: by having a different background of people to be the main characters in the story. In a sense, the story was able to relate more to African Americans showing how their background was and difficulties they had to go through, yet adding a twist of fictional fantasy.
“It’s a movie about what it means to be black in both America and Africa—and, more broadly, in the world,” said Jamil Smith ( journalist and editor). The movie shows immense pride when T’Challa (Black Panther) represented his nation by taking care of his people that lived in Wakanda and made sure that there would be no threats to them. One of the messages that the movie gives off is the fear of letting a different society into a nation will take advantage of them, ruining their ways, that isolating themselves as a nation will not prevent being conflicted with issues that the world has to deal with. Forest Whitaker, one of the actors in the movie, stated his opinion of the message saying, “The big issue of whether we are responsible for each other, which we are is a big important message for the world.”
Thanks to the Black Panther having a good storyline, it was one of Marvel’s biggest hits, shattering Box Office records, making $400 million the weekend the movie came out.