Even before making its theatrical debut this Friday, “Black Panther” has already been called one of the most successful comic-book films of its time, culturally and financially.

The film, directed by Ryan Coogler — the first African American filmmaker to helm a Marvel film in 10 years, after 17 movies — follows T’Challa, who is the Black Panther, king and protector of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, the most technologically advanced country in the Marvel universe. Resource-rich Wakanda sits…

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