Michelle Obama has thrown her support behind the movie Black Panther during its opening weekend.
The 2018 American superhero film Black Panther is based on a character from Marvel Comics. The movie is produced by Marvel Studios, while Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has taken the responsibility of distributing it.
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Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie features Chadwick Boseman in the lead role of T'Challa or Black Panther. Along with Boseman, the star cast of the movie includes Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Andy Serki, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett.
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther 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.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018
Black Panther is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have an African-American actor in the leading role.
And Michelle is not the only celebrity to throw her support behind the Marvel film. Ryan Reynolds, Whoopi Goldberg, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Kevin Hart, among others, have also praised the movie.
Scroll down to read more celebrity praises for Black Panther.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 17, 2018
Just saw it with Stedman. It’s Phenomenal!! Layers and layers of it. Wakunda ForEveeeerrrr! #BlackPanther
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 18, 2018
Just watched Black Panther, RUN 2 this Film, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan off the hook, & EVERY woman in this film, no matter your own race, is the woman you want 2 be. Believe me when I tell you C this movie, it’s SO much more than you think it is.
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) February 14, 2018