Marvel‘s Black Panther has finally made its stateside debut this past Friday, February 16, and with that the film has already gone on to break a handful of records. The biggest thing that has made Black Panther so successful is its spotlighting of people of color in strong roles — something the movie world has been lacking as of late.
Sitting down with UCLA sociology professor Darnell Hunt, Vox’s new video analogy explains how Hollywood has progressed to diversify its characters and stories to reflect the demographics of the U.S. Watch the video above to see how Black Panther became a game changer for Marvel and head over to Vox’s website for a more in-depth report.
In case you’ve missed it, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan answer the most-searched for questions. Also be sure to stream Black Panther: The Album below.