Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ryan Coogler Thanks Fans for Supporting Black Panther


Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler pens a heartfelt letter to the fans who made Black Panther a certified blockbuster on its opening weekend...

In the letter shared by Marvel on social media Ryan writes,
I am struggling to find the words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try.
Filmmaking is a team sport. And our team was made up [of] amazing people from all over the world who believed in this story. Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent.
Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong. It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film- But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters– often moved me and my wife to tears.
For the people who bought out theaters, who posted on social about how lit the film would be, bragged about our awesome cast, picked out outfits to wear, and who stood in line in theaters all over the world– all before seeing the film…
To the press who wrote about the film for folks who hadn’t yet seen it, and encouraged audiences to come out…
And to the young ones, who came out with their parents, with their mentors, and with their friends…
Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you.
Sincerely,
Ryan Coogler
P.S. Wakanda Forever

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aweeeee, that was a very nice thank you letter. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie with my daughter and in fact, will go one more time, so I can watch it in 3-D.

Great film!

Anonymous said...

@Ryan Coogler...Wishing You Much Future Success!!!

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

I can't wait to see it.

dreadee said...

Thank you for representing the West Coast and putting your dream to reality! Awesome Movie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ryan for bringing some realness to a Marvel movie, even though we know it's fiction. You brought to light the plight of black people all over the world in this film, and for that i'm grateful.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Wishing this brother and the actors involved, much future success on the Black Panther franchise sure to follow, as well as the Black Panther merchandise. Can't wait to purchase black panther action figures, hell I may even put some on my ancestral altar being that the order of the black panther was actually here in the America's. check the article.

https://riseoftheautochthons.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/truth-is-stranger-than-fiction-the-order-of-the-black-panther-in-ancient-america/

Anonymous said...

I love this movie. Not telling anyone else what they should like but I am so glad there are more movies being made starring a 98% Black cast that are not about slavery or downtrodden oppressed poor Black people.

Just an observation said...

Looking forward to seeing it myself .

Anonymous said...

I took my daughter and my mother to see it in 3D and it was everything plus more!!

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