Tom Holland Says Black Panther Has Changed The Game


Black Panther mania has swept the nation – nay the world – and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Leading up to February 16th, the Ryan Coogler-directed pic started to establish itself as the must-see movie of year – second only to Avengers: Infinity War, of course. Box office projections were quickly adjusted, and though Black Panther became shackled with a great deal of expectation, the Afrocentric epic delivered the goods. And then some.

It’s arguably one of the most accomplished MCU efforts to date (and that’s really saying something), with a nuanced and, crucially, believable villain set against the lush realm of the fictional nation of Wakanda. And sure enough, the franchise’s stars are all digging it.

Just the other day, we heard from Chris Pratt, with the actor sharing that he absolutely loved what Coogler and co. had put together, while Chris Hemsworth also chimed in to tell us that he was blown away by the movie. Now, another one of Chadwick Boseman’s colleagues is here to weigh in: Tom Holland.

The actor, who made his MCU debut alongside the Black Panther star back in Captain America: Civil War, took to Twitter this week to share his thoughts on the movie. Obviously, he loved it, calling it a game changer and encouraging everyone to go out and see it.

Yo @chadwickboseman what a film mate, you absolutely crush. Congratulations on changing the game and making history. If you haven’t already do yourself a favour and go see @theblackpanther #wakandaforever

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Holland’s hit the nail on the head here with his comments. Black Panther really does feel more like a pent-up cultural movement than your average installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this point, it’s become something more than just a film. More than just another superhero movie. And more than just another big budget blockbuster.

It also flies in the face of the outdated Hollywood logic that a film featuring a predominantly black cast won’t sell. Because with its wonderfully diverse cast and crew, Black Panther has “obliterated expectations” and hopped straight into the Hollywood history books, where it’ll likely remain for a long, long time.

Source: Twitter