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This article contains spoilers for Black Panther and the wider McU.
There was a time when a Black Panther movie seemed like a gamble. The character, though notable for being the first black superhero, was always a D-list seller in the comics, and one who had rarely commanded much licensing power.
Where Iron Man comics were published near-continuously since the character’s inception, the Black Panther’s staying power was uneven at best. In retrospect, it seems sort of absurd that there was ever any uncertainty.
As it is, Black Panther is currently the highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe movie at the domestic (Us) box office, with only Infinity War nipping at its heels. Internationally it lands in a comfortable fourth behind the three Avengers movies. Admittedly,