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Why did Boseman’s ‘electrifying’ Black Panther have such an impact?

Why did Boseman’s ‘electrifying’ Black Panther have such an impact?

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Chadwick Boseman's death at just 43 has stunned the movie world. Heralded as a "true original" who "shattered stereotypes" he won legions of fans for his role in Black Panther. But why was the film such an important cultural moment, as well as a box office phenomenon? Most importantly, it was the first big-budget superhero movie with a black hero, director and a majority black cast.The significance was not lost on fans, some of whom went to cinemas in traditional African clothing to celebrate its depiction of black heritage and the fictional kingdom of Wakanda. Image: Boseman's performance wowed audiences around the world. Pic: Marvel/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock "It excited particularly young people - anybody who went to the early ...