Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did not invent the public perception of the “Black Panther.” (Feige) That was created in Oakland California by two brave men, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in response to police brutality. (Seale) The location of Wakanda in the film “Black Panther” was similar to “Lord of The Rings” Middle Earth in what it depicted of Africa which was minimal. Along with a ruling elite created by resource hoarding which is similar to the current Africa. So, the new Marvel movie “Black Panther” only capitalized on the furtherance of these ideas rather than changing the stereotype of minorities in film. It could have changed the story of Black Panther and filled in those gaps between our continents. But, I’m glad for finally bringing some strong minority characters to the Marvel Universe. This depiction of African culture in film felt watered down maybe because the story physically took so much away from the Black Panther Party. Instead, it gave us, this. So…thanks? Disney.
Source: Fiege, K. & Coogler, R. 2018. Black Panther [Motion Picture]. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. #film #movies #quotes #blackpanther #marvel #comics #comicbook #heroes #villains
Source: Durham, M. G. (2006). The culture industry: Enlightenment as mass deception. Media and cultural studies: Keyworks, 41-72. #perception #Africa #corporate #story #stereotype #bias #history #think #ideas #imagination #culture #belief
Source: Seale, B. (1970). Seize the time: The story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton. New York: Random House. #hueypnewton #bobbyseale