After news broke that Michael B. Jordan would be joining director Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman, and possibly Lupita Nyong’o, in Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film, Black Twitter celebrated the news with the genius hashtag #BlackPantherSoLit.
While the film, about Marvel’s first Black superhero, T’Challa (the Black Panther), isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until February 2018, folks were so excited about the news they just had to share.
Twitter user @ChadwickNChill started things off, and Black Twitter went all the way in.
— tasya (@tchclla) May 14, 2016
— Blackish Panther (@TheCoolTeacher_) May 14, 2016
— Asynaka ☔️ (@MDThomasWillis) May 15, 2016
— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) May 15, 2016
#BlackPantherSoLIT that I'm showing up to the movie theater in gele and ankara. I might even bring jollof rice in my purse.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) May 14, 2016
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 14, 2016
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) May 14, 2016
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) May 14, 2016
— Misty Knight's Afro (@Steph_I_Will) May 13, 2016
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) May 14, 2016
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) May 14, 2016
— Flower Child (@ravennoel_loves) May 14, 2016
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) May 14, 2016
— The NYC Film Chick (@TheNYCFilmChick) May 14, 2016
— Lauren Warren (@iamlaurenp) May 14, 2016
The hashtag was so popping, director Ava Duverynay got into the mix to inform Coogler, Black Panther’s director, know what was going on.
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) May 14, 2016
As usual, tag was hilarious, but it also gave Hollywood a huge clue that if this film is done correctly (and why wouldn’t it be with the folks involved?) centering a film around a Black hero will pay off huge at the box office.