64: Black Panther – History Reimagined in Hope

Marvel has released its first black superhero movie, and the DSRA team cannot wait to talk about a film they’ve been anticipating for more than a year. Kyle Willoughby takes a much-deserved vacation while James Fouhey and Claire White discuss the themes and production of Black Panther. James delves into Afrofuturism — the themes of the genre and what its creators are working towards. Claire talks about Marvel’s process of bringing the superhero to life and how director Ryan Coogler went from college football player to blockbuster director in less than 10 years. Our hosts conclude with their thoughts on the film, their initial worries that it wouldn’t succeed, and why it’s for everyone.