Black Panther is for film what Barack Obama was for the presidency

( CNN) For a few hours starting next weekend, pitch-black America will breath, something it has not done since the Republican Party picked as its presidential campaigner a guy who rose to national government renown on open bigotry and 58% of grey voters saw him President.

For a few hours, all subtleties of black people, African and African-American, will be able to see themselves become the centre for human rights of the most influential image-making industry on countries around the world. Slavery and intolerance will be neither soft-pedaled nor portrayed as the totality of the black experience.

“Black Panther, ” scheduled for wide-ranging release next Friday, could thus not have been better aged. Had Marvel decided to launch this superhero franchise during the Obama era, it would have still resonated, but not like this.