'This is the movie I wish I’d had to look up to': Joe Robert Cole on co-writing Black Panther

The Emmy-nominated writer talks about the importance of Marvel’s big-budget origins tale uniquely centered around a black hero

As a child, the screenwriter Joe Robert Cole loved making up stories about his movie heroes, and he would always change them from white to black characters. Now he has helped create the highest-profile black superhero film in history: Black Panther.

The eponymous movie from Marvel Studios – expected to make $150m in its opening weekend in the US – features the warrior king T’Challa, AKA Black Panther, who comes from the fictional African nation of Wakanda, the most technologically advanced country in the world.

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Source: theguardian
'This is the movie I wish I’d had to look up to': Joe Robert Cole on co-writing Black Panther