Marvel's Black Panther will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep, says Michelle Obama

PTI

Feb,20 2018 18:08:46 IST

Washington: Former First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama has praised the recently-released Black Panther, calling it an inspirational piece of art that would drive people to embrace their individuality, irrespective of their culture.

A still from Black Panther. Marvel Studios

A still from Black Panther. Marvel Studios

The 54-year-old lawyer-writer took to Twitter to laud the Ryan Coogler-directed film, which is being touted as a grand welcome to Marvel's first black superhero in actor Chadwick Boseman.

"Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen.

"I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories," Obama tweeted.

Black Panther is the first Marvel film to be led by a person of colour and featuring a virtually all-black cast with Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman among others.

The movie is receiving rave reviews and is going strong at the box office.

Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 18:08 PM