‘Black Panther,’ ‘Blade,’ and a Rich Creative Legacy

Happy Black Panther weekend, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Instead of writing strictly about Ryan Coogler’s immediately successful, instantly groundbreaking movie, I wrote about Ryan Coogler’s immediately successful, instantly groundbreaking movie in context with Stephen Norrington’s Blade, the first Marvel movie shaped around a black protagonist, and how watching Black Panther reminded me of my experience watching Blade for first time. Key to the whole affair: Why that matters, both in a cultural context and in a personal context. I hope to write a little more about Black Panther in post-opening rush, but for now, my piece for The Hollywood Reporter will have to do

 

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