Fans turn out for advanced screening of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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Fans of Marvel’s Black Panther made their way to local theaters on Thursday night for advanced screenings of the highly anticipated film, which opens nationwide on February 16. Pre-sale tickets are expected to push the film over the $150 million dollar mark during it’s opening weekend. Fans of all ages and races showed up in their Wakanda inspired attire. The impact of the film, specifically on the African-American community seemed to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. 

“But of course it’s for the culture,” says Shermaine Derrick. “As it’s black history month, I think it’s a wonderful time for us to be able to show our kids ways that they are represented in the media.”

Veda Brown agrees.

“Oh I’m so excited! Just to see a superhero…and I’m a fan of Marvel Comics, but to see a superhero that represents us…I mean it’s awesome,” says Brown. 

Black Panther was shot here in Georgia and generated $83.9 million dollars for the state’s economy.

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