TSU Students Excitedly Await “Black Panther”
Marvel fans across the world excitedly await Marvel’s newest highly anticipated film Black Panther. Some of those fans are right here on the campus of Tennessee State University. One fan is Nigile Adams, a freshman Health Science major, who says he is a huge Marvel fan and can’t wait for the movie to premiere. Adams’ love for the franchise extends years, admitted that he and his friends would pretend to be Marvel characters growing up as a young boy
“I am excited because we finally have black super heroes,” says Adams, “I believe this will be one of the best so far. This movie adds diversity to the Marvel characters and I plan to be in attendance when the movie comes out”.
The movie plot is predicated on T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) retuning home after the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, to a technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Andy Serkis. Ryan Coogler serves as director for the film. Black Panther premieres Feb. 16.
Though the premier is days away, the film has already started to break records. Black Panther has beaten Captain America: Civil War for the title of most successful first day ticket pre-sales of any Marvel movie.
The Marvel movie will perpetuate positive cultural identity just like several other events coming up on TSU’s campus as part of Black History Month. The festivities kick off on Tuesday, Feb 6 with the Music Faculty Jazz Concert in the Performing Arts Center. Thursday, Feb 15, The Wind Black Composers Concert continues the celebration. Tuesday Feb. 3rd “The Story of Sam Cooke” opens and Feb. 21-23 “Jungle IN A BROKEN TONGUE” will be open to the public. The month of February will surely keep you preoccupied with entertainment and enjoyment.