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Old 01-10-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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So, will Black Panther be the first African-American (Superhero) centered film to break $1 Billion at the box office? IMO, I'm thinking not, but will be pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't see black super-heros being all that popular with anyone outside of western society. Especially in the Asian market, which takes up a huge chunk of the international movie gross.

Regardless, I hope it does well enough to garner a sequel and move from a C-list character to an A-list character. Chadwick is a pretty good actor and I pray he plays the character well along with the supporting cast.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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I guess we will see if the force multiplier of the shared universe and the expected tie in to the next Avengers movie kicks in.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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Black Panther just looks like an exciting film, period. The official trailer looks amazing. I'm not black, but I don't even view it as an "African American" superhero film (if anything it could be an "African" superhero film); I just view it as a cool looking Marvel film, and BP was great in Captain America Civil War. The combination of that, the amazing trailer, the hype around all-things Marvel, and the fact that it is the last film before Infinity War (so people will need to see to make full sense of Infinity War), bode well for it being being a huge grossing film internationally.

I know there are some Asian trailers for BP, so I'd guess it be popular over there. In action, BP is usually masked and almost resembles Batman, so it's not until people constantly mention that BP is an "African American" superhero that people really even consciously think of him that way. I'm betting that most people in Asia just view him as a really cool superhero. So there is no reason he shouldn't be popular outside of the West.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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Black Panther just looks like an exciting film, period. The official trailer looks amazing. I'm not black, but I don't even view it as an "African American" superhero film (if anything it could be an "African" superhero film); I just view it as a cool looking Marvel film, and BP was great in Captain America Civil War. The combination of that, the amazing trailer, the hype around all-things Marvel, and the fact that it is the last film before Infinity War (so people will need to see to make full sense of Infinity War), bode well for it being being a huge grossing film internationally.

I know there are some Asian trailers for BP, so I'd guess it be popular over there. In action, BP is usually masked and almost resembles Batman, so it's not until people constantly mention that BP is an "African American" superhero that people really even consciously think of him that way. I'm betting that most people in Asia just view him as a really cool superhero. So there is no reason he shouldn't be popular outside of the West.
That is true in the “African” sense. I don’t see this as being an “urban” film, and that is a good thing in the sense it will cater to a wider audience while staying true to the African culture roots of the fictional country of Wakanda.

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Old 01-11-2018, 01:19 AM
 
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It could, but none of 2017's superhero movies broke $1 billion. At the same time, Black Panther is the last MCU movie before Avengers 3, and BP possibly contains a big plot point that's relevant to that event movie.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:29 AM
 
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So, will Black Panther be the first African-American (Superhero) centered film to break $1 Billion at the box office? IMO, I'm thinking not, but will be pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't see black super-heros being all that popular with anyone outside of western society. Especially in the Asian market, which takes up a huge chunk of the international movie gross.
Black Panther is the first or second big budget, modern day Black superhero film. The other, Hancock (2008), grossed $400million overseas. BP is the second most anticipated film of 2018, and is tracking accordingly. Like Wonder Wonder, it could be a breakout movie. Unlike WW (and DCEU, for that matter), BP is expected to be good. And of course, it has the brand power of Marvel/Disney.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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Black Panther is the first or second big budget, modern day Black superhero film. The other, Hancock (2008), grossed $400million overseas. BP is the second most anticipated film of 2018, and is tracking accordingly. Like Wonder Wonder, it could be a breakout movie. Unlike WW (and DCEU, for that matter), BP is expected to be good. And of course, it has the brand power of Marvel/Disney.
Not sure what you mean by "modern day," but Blade (Marvel) had a successful trilogy relatively recently (early 2000s) and Spawn was also a really popular, successful film (late 90s). Those are just 2 I can think of off the top of my head, I'm sure there are others I'm missing. I find it kind of strange how much people seem to think and are harping on the fact that this is the first black superhero film. I'm hyped about it because Black Panther has been an awesome character in the MCU and I'm pumped he's getting his own film. I just don't understand all the race-related hype, especially given that there have been successful big screen black superhero films in the past.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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Not sure what you mean by "modern day," but Blade (Marvel) had a successful trilogy relatively recently (early 2000s) and Spawn was also a really popular, successful film (late 90s). Those are just 2 I can think of off the top of my head, I'm sure there are others I'm missing. I find it kind of strange how much people seem to think and are harping on the fact that this is the first black superhero film. I'm hyped about it because Black Panther has been an awesome character in the MCU and I'm pumped he's getting his own film. I just don't understand all the race-related hype, especially given that there have been successful big screen black superhero films in the past.
I guess people look at like they do Major and Minor league baseball. Both are professional athletic sports but look at the New York Yankees players as different from the Toledo Mudhens. After all Jackie Robinson's number is not retired from baseball if the Brooklyn Dodgers did not call him up. Inside of the MCU puts Black Panther in the Majors with Storm of the X-Men and Hancock. Meanwhile Blade, Spawn etc are AAA and Storm really doesn't count because the franchise focused on Hugh Jackman even if it was an ensemble in theory.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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I don't even consider Hancock a superhero film in the sense of "comic book" superhero. And Blade and Spawn were successful in their own right, but not near as successful on the level of Marvel/Disney, or even some D.C./Warner Brothers films. Spawn couldn't even garner a sequel (at least I don't think it had a sequel).
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't even consider Hancock a superhero film in the sense of "comic book" superhero. And Blade and Spawn were successful in their own right, but not near as successful on the level of Marvel/Disney, or even some D.C./Warner Brothers films. Spawn couldn't even garner a sequel (at least I don't think it had a sequel).
Blade and Spawn were both produced in a different film era.
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