When stories that needed to be told, were told well.
It's hard to believe that it's 2018 and Hollywood still occasionally struggles to produce culturally diverse films to represent people of all backgrounds. On the other hand, the last decade - and in particular the last half decade - has seen a rise in movies important for socio-political development.
Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman
Here are just a few of our all time favourites from the last five years:
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It has now become the highest grossing superhero flick in North America.
Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' may have been conquered at the box office by the arrival of 'Pacific Rim Uprising' this weekend, but nothing can take away from the fact that it has just been named the highest grossing superhero film of all time in North America.
Chadwick Boseman at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
The Marvel epic surpassed 'The Avengers', which grossed a massive $623.4 million in 2012, when it reached $630.9 million according to Sunday's (March 25th 2018) calculations. It's now the third biggest superhero in the world after 'The Avengers', 'Age of Ultron' and 'Iron Man 3'.
The film is one of the most successful to come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is celebrating another huge success with 'Black Panther', as the Ryan Coogler-directed superhero flick has officially passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, also known as T'Challa, the film has worked its way into the hearts of audiences across the globe, proving that a person of colour is more than capable of leading a movie like this one (if there was ever any doubt).
Chadwick Boseman stars as the titular hero in 'Black Panther'
Opening just after a week into February in the UK before expanding into the US and beyond, the film became an instant critical success, and viewers would tend to agree with repeat bookings, allowing the movie to break the February opening weekend record previously held by 'Deadpool'.
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The filmmaker is making history with the new Marvel Cinematic Universe entry.
'Black Panther' looks set to make history as the next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Chadwick Boseman playing the titular role and becoming the first person of colour to lead a film of the superhero comic book genre. Looking set to rake in around $150 million during its opening weekend in the US alone, fans of the MCU think that this could be the greatest Marvel film to-date. Of course, with the positivity comes the negativity of a vocal minority, and now one anti-Marvel films troll has set up a campaign to sabotage the movie's audience score on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.
Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' is set to come to cinemas soon
Claiming to be a fan of the DC Extended Universe, the troll has put together a group who say that their anger stems from Marvel and Disney spotlighting somebody who isn't a white male in their films, and so now hope to give the company a massive hit in profits. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like their attempts to do that will make any negative impact. In fact, it may actually go the other way and see more people see 'Black Panther' in cinemas than there would have been before.
The film will be "outside-of-the-box".
'Black Panther' will undoubtedly be one of the most compelling Marvel Cinematic Universe releases of all time. Those working on the film have been given a clear vision to push through, and it would seem that everybody behind-the-scenes were more than willing to experiment with the usual working formula to do something special here.
Ryan Coogler directs upcoming MCU movie 'Black Panther'
Chadwick Boseman is the actor tackling the leading role of T'Challa, aka the crime-fighting Black Panther in the superhero flick, following his debut in Joe Russo's 'Captain America: Civil War'. Here, he'll be destined to take to the throne of Wakanda following the death of his father, but there will of course be obstacles in his way, challenging the power that's destined to come his way. With a plot that already sounds hugely different to anything we've seen so far from the MCU, it's no surprise to hear the spy genre may be closer to what we see when 'Black Panther' hits the big screen.
The film's set to slot into the Marvel Cinematic Universe this February.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is without a doubt one of the most celebrated film universes in existence, with a whole slew of successful movies making their way to the big screen over the past few years, and plenty more potential successes right around the corner. One of those is 'Black Panther', which will allow the titular character to take the spotlight, also marking the first time a person of colour has led a superhero movie.
Ryan Coogler serves as director on 'Black Panther'
Chadwick Boseman is the man taking on the superhero role of Black Panther, aka T'Challa, and looks to be becoming a huge part of the MCU moving forward. In this film however, the focus will be on his home of Wakanda - one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet - and the struggle he faces when his father dies and he's supposed to be ascend to the throne. Facing many adversaries who would rather the power go elsewhere, T'Challa must ensure his home remains a place of joy, rather than fear and chaos.
#JUSTICEFORFLINT will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards.
Creed director Ryan Coogler has helped organise a star-studded benefit for the residents of Flint, Michigan which will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards. Dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, the event will be hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress and is presented by ‘Blackout for Human Rights’, Coogler’s activist collective which is devoted to addressing human rights violations in the U.S.
Ryan Coolger will hold a fundraiser for Flint, Michigan on Oscar night.
According to Buzzfeed, singer Janelle Monae, 'Grey’s Anatomy' actor Jesse Williams and Selma director Ava DuVernay will all be in attendance. The event will be held at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint and will be free to attend.
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Sylvester Stallone, Mayor Michael Nutter, Ryan Coogler, Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan , Irwin Winkler - The cast of 'Creed' at a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Philadelphia Art Museum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Friday 6th November 2015
The world of professional boxing is one that often doesn't end well even though Rocky Balboa was once crowned heavyweight champion of the world he's had his fair share of ups and downs. Having previously been diagnosed with brain damage, Rocky thinks his time fighting is well behind him.
Having lost his wife years earlier, Rocky lives in his hometown of Philadelphia with very little company and when Adonis Johnson (the son of one time foe and subsequent friend Apollo Creed) turns up on his door step asking to be trained, Rocky is incredibly reluctant to accept. However, after seeing Adonis fight, he sees a spark in the young man that similar to that of his father and agrees to take him on - all this whilst fighting a disease of his own.
After a short amount of time, Creed finds himself in with a chance of winning the title for himself, but the young protégé soon finds out that he must master much more than just physical strength to become the champion.
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Adonis Johnson Creed is the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, who died fighting in the ring after a post-retirement comeback. He has little memory of his father, but shares the same intense passion for boxing. He's always been his own trainer, reluctant to be coddled by anyone, and now he's ready to really carry on his father's legacy in his first major fight. In a bid to become the best, he decides to visit Philadelphia to meet his late father's friend and previous opponent Rocky Balboa, formerly the World Heavyweight Champion, and convince him to train him up. However, Adonis Creed has a lot more to fight than just another boxer, as he struggles with issues of the law, falling in love and underlying self-worth. If he wants to be great, he needs to start believing in himself.
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'Saving Mr Banks' star Emma Thompson was snapped by paparazzi as she walked the black carpet at the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala in New York.
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