'Black Panther' will inspire people of all backgrounds: Michelle Obama

Posted In: News Date:Feb 20th, 2018

Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Former first lady of the US Michelle Obama believes the film "Black Panther" will be an inspiration to individuals from all backgrounds, and the youth will see superheroes that look like them.

Michelle appreciated and hailed the team of "Black Panther", which is among the first films from the house of Marvel Studios that predominantly has a black cast and also shows a number of women of substance who work as the allies of the protagonist T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman).

"Congrats to the entire 'Black Panther' team. Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories," she tweeted on Monday.

"Black Panther", which released on February 16, is heading for a $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed on Monday, reports variety.com.

Going by its opening weekend box office collection (Rs 19.35 crore net) in India, the Ryan Coogler directorial is also inspiring many Indians.

Set shortly after "Captain America: Civil War", "Black Panther" shows T'Challa returning home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king.


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