Among the many who have expressed sorrow over the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman is his stylist, Ashley Weston, who gave the star a heartfelt tribute.
Boseman was 43 when he died at his home on Friday, following a years-long battle with colon cancer.
Meet Sailormilaje, a talented cosplay group who created unique costumes by combining two different popular franchises: “Black Panther” and “Sailor Moon.”
Throughout my childhood, I wanted to play a superhero. I went through that same process many young, Asian, aspiring actors do; I researched what was possible for me. I googled “Asian superheroes” and found little to nothing.
The search leads one to mostly side characters or less-than-impressive villains. Many of them would sport Fu Manchus, or do things with dragons; cool, but awfully typical, and not representative of Asians and Asian Americans that I knew. I wanted to be the Flash, or Nightwing — someone who, at the very least, had a more broad market appeal than simply being a bastion of typified Asian iconography.
Anthony Francisco may not be a name you’ve heard of, but he’s responsible for designing some of your favorite Marvel characters on the big screen. Most recently, he’s designed some of the costumes for “Black Panther,” drawing inspiration from his Filipino upbringing.
As a senior visual designer for Marvel Studios, Francisco and his team has worked on dozens of movies including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Ant-Man,” “Doctor Strange,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” and “The Chronicles of Riddick.”
While Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” had a solid opening in China over the weekend, the local audience has been slamming it with critical reviews — ranging from complaints about the movie making them “drowsy” to “torturing” their eyes for its “blackness.”
The movie earned $66.5 million in its first three days in China, making the country its largest international territory, according to Variety.
Unless you’ve lived under a rock this past week, you’ve heard about the new Marvel movie that is raking in amazing reviews (and tons of cash) — “Black Panther”.
And why not? The movie is exceptionally well-made with lots of reasons to love it, like its homage to African cultures, stellar music, and flawless cast. Take, for example, Michael B. Jordan.
Editor’s Note: Colin Lieu is a New York-based freelance consultant and avid yogi. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely his own.
Lupita Nyong’o told Good Morning America that we can better see ourselves when we can see ourselves in others — but that she grew up only being able to see herself in white superheroes, and it’s high time the reverse is happening.