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How Black Panther Is Changing Blackness

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Something important happened when the Black Panther poster and subsequent trailer dropped (an unorthodox 8 months before the movie release date). The film was already greatly anticipated by comic book movie fans since the character's introduction in Captain America: Civil War, but the trailer for the 2018 solo film propelled it to new heights 

I have felt from the moment Marvel's character Black Panther appeared in Civil War, that this was going to be something different, something special. Every now and then, a piece of art in the form of cinema changes movies, and even culture itself, forever. 

I'm not saying Black Panther's solo movie will do that, but there are some aspects that it has already begun to affect in various degrees:



1. People call him the "First" Black Superhero



Now, many will dispute this and bring up Blade as the truly first black superhero. While he was iconic in his own right, the Daywalker cannot compare to the likes of, say, Superman. Blade…