For anyone who cares, i’ve been focusing most of my energy on making my short film(Also my niece was at my house for a week and a half, which also cut into blogging time). So it may be a while before i post again. I’ve also been disheartened by a lack of comments on my recent posts,but i will try not to let that get to me.
This is probably evident to most moviewatchers, but basically all of the superhero films released recently have focused on white guys. The few attempts at adapting supeheroes who don’t fit that mold have either suffered from poor execution(looking at you Catwoman) or suffered from seemingly infinite production issues(Wonder Woman). But recently Stan Lee gave a very good sign that we might see a break from that formula soon, with a adaption of possibly being in the works
For those unfamiliar with him, Black Panther is a leader of a fictional African tribe, and from what i’ve read the first black superhero(if he isn’t, he is definitely one of the first and most prominent). I think his background offers a lot of potential for a good film if the right people are behind it. Im imagining Spike Lee helming this,although he might be too obvious of a choice.
But whoever they get for this, im hoping it does well at the box office. As we all know in hollywood money talks, and if this does well perhaps they might start doing more blockbusters with more diverse leads. But if it doesn’t it they will probably blame it on it having a black lead and thus be even more afraid to go for more diverse blockbuster leads in the future.
So is anyone else excited for this,but is it just me?