‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Pens Thank You Letter

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has written a thank you note to his film team, the press, and the countless fans who helped propel the film to it’s current box office success.

Sitting pretty as the second-highest four-day total of all time (behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $288.1 million and $400,000 ahead of Star Wars: The Last JediBlack Panther is setting records and blowing all previous predictions out of the water.

In a tweet just posted by the official Black Panther film twitter account, you can read Coogler’s letter:

“Filmmaking is a team sport,” he says. “Our team was made up 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.”

Thank YOU Ryan and co for giving a people and a generation a new hero to aspire to be like, and one of the strongest casts of women ever put on film in a superhero flick.

Wakanda Forever indeed.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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