I’m not going to pretend that I’m a comic book and superhero fan.
The truth is, I didn’t know much about superheroes until I married a geek.
I kid you not. Most what I know comes from Esposo schooling me. I’m not sure what I was doing when all the cool kids were reading comic books and watching superheroes save the world on their TVs in the 90’s. I think I was stuck with a pen in my hand or sprawled out over a book…and not a comic book.
The good news, it’s never too late to become a superhero fan. More times than not, I have to get out of my own head (because fantasy and sci-fi confuses me more than it should…I’m too much of an adult sometimes) and when I do, I’m left blown away. And while I can’t promise I know everything there is to know about Star Wars and all of the Marvel movies, I know a good amount about the Avengers and Black Panther.
When I first saw the trailer of Black Panther, I shrieked. And then I watched it again. And again. And a good 5 times in a row. I hollered to Esposo and he had already watched it 3 more times than me. To say we’re excited about it is an understatement. It’s pretty obvious why, am I right?
“Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.”
Black Panther has Black people in it. A lot. Anytime you can see yourself represented in real and fantasy lands, it’s a big deal. And while I’ve seen and loved a ton of Marvel Studios movies, nothing has had me THIS excited as Black Panther.
Okay, that’s a lie. Thor Ragnrok had me pretty thrilled. But for obvious reasons. I get a bit giddy every time Chris Hemsworth plays Thor. For obvious reasons.
That said, yours truly will be purchasing her tickets and will be the FIRST in line to see Black Panther. A few friends and I are thinking about hosting a fun pre-party full in cosplay and dinner.
Black Panther comes out February 16, 2018 and until then, I’ll have daily stare sessions at the Black Panther screensaver on my computer. Are you going to be seeing it, too?
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