New Orleans rapper Boosie Badazz knows all the hype is about Black Panther right now but he wants to put a little respect on a slept-on superhero. BB has come forward to salute Hollywood actor Damon Wayans‘ famous Blank Man character.
Boosie hit up Instagram last night (February 17) with a hilarious salute to Damon’s 90’s spoof hero role.
Last month, “Insecure” star Issa Rae acknowledged black hero flicks like Blank Man but explained why they did not compare to the newly released Black Panther.
“Ohhh! Black Panther, Black Panther, Black Panther, Black Panther – I’m pregnant. The movie impregnated me. Chad Boseman could get it. Michael B. Jordan is the best villain I have ever seen in my life. He could also get it. F*ck me up. … And you know what else? I love Blank Man. I love Meteor Man. But even those movies treated our heros like a joke and Black Panther didn’t play that. It was just black excellence. Black heros. Black women – all I know is I’m inspired and every other creator I saw tonight was also inspired. So I can’t wait to see what this sh*t spawns. I can’t wait to spawn some sh*t. Ryan Coogler. Incredible cast. Incredible producer.”
Movie industry experts have already weighed-in on the expected impact Black Panther will have at the box office.
“Kudos to Disney,” John Fithian, CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners, said of Marvel’s parent. “They lay down a $200 million bet that a minority cast can appeal to a majority of Americans.” NATO, which just reported theater admissions fell 6 percent last year, has long contended that diversity “outside the movie theatres must be recognized inside the theatres.” … “Diverse offerings appeal to different audiences, which combine and re-combine in many different ways,” Fithian told The Post. “We look forward to when films like ‘Black Panther’ are not an anomaly.” (New York Post)
A few days ago, reports claimed the must-see movie had already banked over $20 million from the international market.
The Marvel movie blasted off to a lordly $23.2 million overseas after opening in 17 locations, including the United Kingdom, South Korea, and France. Domestically, “Black Panther” will launch in previews on Thursday night before debuting across 4,020 locations. The film is expected to open to as much as $170 million — enthusiasm is rising on the strength of glowing reviews and the historic nature of the production. It is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie with a black protagonist. (Variety)