This week, every movie studio is likely scrambling to figure out how to replicate Black Panther's success. As Marvel's main rival in the realms of comics and movies, all eyes are on Warner Bros, home of the live-action DC superhero movies, in particular. Here's a pro tip: The answer is not Cyborg. Nor is it John Stewart, the Green Lantern best known from the Justice League animated series. What the WB needs is an Icon.
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If you've been following all the buzz leading up to Black Panther's release, then you've probably seen the viral video of a group of friends hugging and enthusing over the movie's poster. Their energy served as a stand-in for the excitement of folks all over the world; now's your chance to find out who they are.
First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut in the US, Hidden Figures -- the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA -- is number one at the US box office. It's raked in roughly $US60 million ($79 million) so far, and counting -- and it won't even hit Australia until February 16.
After watching the first seven episodes of the Luke Cage Netflix series, I can confidently say that that its lead character doesn't always feel like the Power Man who's shown up in decades of Marvel comics. But, as this spoiler-free review will show, I like him anyway. This Luke Cage is still an everyman superhero that works as a conduit to a multiplicity of black experiences.