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Bronx Schoolchildren Will Get To Watch ‘Black Panther’ Thanks To Money Raised By DC Fans

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Bronx Schoolchildren Will Get To Watch ‘Black Panther’ Thanks To Money Raised By DC Fans

While some DC fans are deliberately planning to rig the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes for Marvel’s upcoming Superhero movie Black Panther, the others are making efforts to make sure that everyone has a chance to see the highly awaited film.

A group of DC fans are reportedly raising money for 300 middle school children in the Bronx, New York to take them to see Black Panther in theaters. The self-proclaimed DC fans, Zayyan and Sheraz Farooqi have started a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to complete their mission as they feel that these kinds of superhero films can have a great impact on children of all ages.

“Black Panther is an event unlike any other that gives people of color, most importantly, children of color a chance to see themselves as the main hero,” the GoFundMe page reads.

The fund is being raised as part of Frederick Joseph’s movement, Black Panther Challenge, which aims at raising money to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in movie theaters, reported Screen Rant. Around 100 such campaigns have raised more than $100,000 as part of the #BlackPantherChallenge. Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer is the latest to support the movement, sponsoring a Black Panther screening for students in Mississippi.

At the time of writing of this article, the Farooqi brothers’ campaign has raised a total of $2,851 of the $5,000 goal. Donations have poured in from all 50 states and 15 countries around the world.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman playing the role of T’Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Winston Duke,  Florence Kasumba,  John Kan and Andy Serkis.

Black Panther premiered early this week on January 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. The movie is scheduled to hit screens on February 16, 2018. Fans are very much excited for the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvel action movie is eyeing to garner a whopping $120 million in its opening weekend.

Source: Comic Book Debate via Screen Rant




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