Samuel L. Jackson Believes ‘Black Panther’s Success is Owed to Superhero Concept11 months ago by Amber Le in Movie News, Heroes
Samuel L. Jackson has a few words when it comes to the success of Black Panther. The veteran actor shed light on how directors and filmmakers are becoming more and more chameleon-like as they adapt to a society that continues to change.
In a recent interview with Vogue Arabia, he pointed out the reason why Black Panther was such a hit among audiences was due to the fact that it was a superhero concept to the movie and that other films regarding black experiences won’t be breaking those same records any time soon,
“I’m not positive that Black Panther is going to change the dynamic of black stories being told in Hollywood and being accepted all over the world. It’s an action-adventure story and a lot of people like those, and they’ll work all over the world forever because everybody loves a hero. But not everybody loves a drama about somebody’s life experience – that’s why awards have a seperate category to foreign films; they are perceived as being different.”
This doesn’t mean he’s being negative about the circumstances, he continues on to explain that has hope for the future of entertainment,
“The artist community is forever changing, and young filmmakers are telling stories from different perspectives in terms of a world they grew up in that’s inhabited by all kinds of people. The fact that they have a certain kind of interaction allows them to shape their stories in a different way than it was before, so they can color their stories with all the ethnicities. They don’t perceive all black people to be criminals, they don’t perceive all Mexicans to be laborers, or all Asians to be the smartest people in the room. Young people are the lifeblood of what is about to happen – and they are telling their stories.”