We are only a week away from the most anticipated blockbuster event ever. Not only is Black Panther the first American comics turned superhero movie featuring a black cast, it represents a movement. Most importantly, it highlights the movement and contributions the Black Panther party had on this country during a very trivial time.
Michael B. Jordan, who plays the role of Erik Killmonger in the feature film, graces the March cover of British GQ, and he had a few things to share on the importance of "Black Panther" and the #MeToo campaign.
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On the importance of Black Panther:
"I think it’s extremely important. I feel like I never had that many actors to look at and inspire me growing up. Black actors that I could identify with, that look like me on screen… And I’m just thinking about what this movie is going to do to the kids growing up… Black kids, white kids, all kids because they can imagine just as much as we can, but specifically black kids who don’t have that many positive examples to look at on TV and film. We’re giving black people power, royalty – we don’t gotta be crackheads or gangbangers, selling drugs or robbing people. We don’t have to be comic relief. We can be superheroes. Imagine what that’s going to do to the imagination and ambition of kids watching these movies. That’s the real impact of this film."
On the #MeToo campaign:
“I think it’s just a cleansing. I think it’s a power thing and that’s in all industries. I feel like whenever there’s power and men in power, there’s going to be an abuse of power, that’s just human nature… People that were scared to say or speak their truth now are feeling comfortable. People are going to be more responsible with the positions that they are in right now and that’s taught down. The assistants that are coming up, the producers, the actors coming up – everybody’s learning. You have to weed the motherf**kers out so the next crop that come up can learn the right way.”
The issue hits stands today or you can download it here.