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    Cast member Chadwick Boseman poses at the premiere of Black Panther in Los Angeles, California, US, January 29, 2018.

    What Social Media Really Say About Marvel's New Black Panther Film

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    Marvel's new blockbuster Black Panther has debuted in Hollywood on Monday, January 29, creating an enormous superhero craze on social media. Following in the footsteps of the new Spider-Man and Thor movies, this one is however different and has already sparked talk on culture, racism and empowerment.

    Black Panther is not just another action film — it is the first superhero movie in years with a black lead character.

    The movie tells the story of T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, who returns to his incredibly technologically advanced kingdom of Wakanda as heir to the throne after his father's death.

    Users on Twitter shared their reviews of the long-awaited film, with some even calling it a "cultural phenomenon."

    The social media excitement was not supported by everyone online, as issues of race and fear of being bullied for anything less than accolades in response to the film, have surfaced on cyber platforms. 


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