Black Panther opened huge this Thursday and Friday - even beating out the likes of Captain America: Civil War - and now there is talk of not only a¬†Black Panther sequel, but talk of Black Panther leading to¬†similar movies.
THR posted an article about how Black Panther could be marking a turning point¬†where they offer: "Black Panther¬†also might accelerate the development at Warners of two of DC's black heroes ‚ÄĒ Justice League's Cyborg and the John Stewart Green Lantern."
It's further said that¬†Sterling K. Brown has been campaigning on Twitter to play Green Lantern John Stewart.
News of Black Panther possibly spearheading a Cyborg movie also follows speculation that a Cyborg movie might not be happening, so Black Panther being so successful comes right at the nick of time.
Regarding Green Lantern, DC has been said to be developing a Green Lantern Corps movie featuring John Stewart and Hal Jordan, but nothing official has been announced other than the title.
I felt Black Panther was an okay movie, not great or epic, but definitely worthwhile to see on the big screen; so what it shows is that, yes, audiences will go see a movie featuring a black superhero, which can only lead to more of a good thing down the road.¬†¬†
Hopefully we get more like Black Panther in the near future as well.