Sunday, May 15, 2016

‘Black Panther’ Casting Sparks #BlackPantherSoLIT Hashtag on Twitter

It is unclear whom Jordan would play, but one source told THR that it could be a villain.
Photo from the Hollywood Reporter

After news broke that Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o are in talks to join Chadwick Boseman in Ryan Coogler‘s “Black Panther,” the hashtag #BlackPantherSoLIT was born on Twitter.
Many expressed their joy about a movie that will feature such a young and African American cast, directed by a man that has helmed critically-acclaimed movies like “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” (both starring Jordan). On Thursday, TheWrap reported that Nyong’o is in talks to play Boseman’s love interest.

“Can we appreciate that we have 3 dark skinned leads in a major Hollywood superhero movie? #BlackPantherSoLIT,” one user wrote on Twitter.

“#BlackPantherSoLIT for real. Theaters full of black people watching an action movie as a change from the million slave movies we’ve gotten,” tweeted another.

Even director Ava DuVernay chimed in, tweeting: “Had to text #RyanCoogler and make sure he found someone to show him #BlackPantherSoLIT. Because epic! Cannot wait!”

Check out the rest of the article and an assortment of hilarious/happy posts at theWrap:

Photo and text from theWrap

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