The idea of a technologically advanced, prosperous and powerful African nation is just too much! Space Gods, though? HELL TO THE FUCKIN’ YEAH.
They need to just say “sorry, too black” and be honest for once.
It’s too hard because they’d have to actually make a Black country (and in turn, Black PEOPLE) look advanced and actually have Black people be HUMAN and whiteness ain’t having it.
I’m not even holding my breath for the smallest of nods to Isaiah Bradley in any and all future Captain America movies.
Or it’s because the entire concept of Wakanda is fucking insane and really hard to put to print / rationalize? Like, here’s a hyper-advanced African nation with technology dozens or hundreds of years beyond the most advanced First World country on the planet… And yet it’s still surrounded by poverty-ridden squalid hellholes because T’Challa is kind of self-centered and super insular. So we’ve got, on first glance at least, a single black hoarder responsible for the mass suffering of an entire continent, and by extension, the weakening and detriment of the entire rest of the world.
What I’m saying is that Black Panther is awesome and Wakanda is an amazing setting, but actually trying, in the constraints of a major motion picture, to explain all of the nuance and not have it come off as one of the weirdest fucking racist screeds ever is… Sort of impossible?
TL;DR everybody above me in this thread is functionally brain-damaged.