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The movie, centered on Prince T’Challa and his ascension to the throne of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, became the first big-budget tentpole and first comic book movie to feature a primarily black cast, and with a black filmmaker (Ryan Coogler) behind the camera. The movie took the world by storm, not just at the box office, where it made $1.35 billion, but culturally too, becoming a beacon for black audiences even as the phrase “Wakanda Forever” turned into a flag for all people.
Kevin Feige, who has had a producer credit on every Marvel movie since Iron Man, spoke to THR about breaking the glass ceiling, the first draft of the Panther script and his favorite scene in the movie.
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