It’s good to be king — Black Panther is already conquering ticket presales. In addition, thanks to a grassroots movement, the movie has already raised $300,000 for disadvantaged children and their families to see the movie.
The #BlackPantherChallenge, started by Frederick Joseph, was meant to raise money so that children from Harlem could see a movie about African culture and have superheroes of their own to aspire to. It succeeded so quickly and exceeded Joseph’s expectations so wildly ($30,000 against an expected $10,000) that he was inspired to encourage others to raise money for their local cities. While Joseph’s fundraiser has since inflated to nearly $47,000, perhaps an even more impressive accomplishment is that other fundraisers have raised an additional $300,000 across the United States.
This impressive total comes from a total of 300 Black Panther GoFundMe pages that have popped up since the original one was made, with each one averaging $10,000. There are still a few days to go before the movie launches, and it’s likely that at least some of these fundraisers will be open for a little while after the opening weekend. All in all, it’s expected that as many as 23,000 children will get to see the movie thanks to the efforts of these fans.
Black Panther will be released on February 16, 2018. The movie features a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger (Golden Jaguar), Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M’Baku (Man-Ape). In addition, Atandwa Kani has been cast in an unspecified role.
10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four
Avengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.
Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.
Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!