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The Internet Has Delivered the 1990s Black Panther We Wish We’d Had

erik killmonger and t'challa

It’s kind of bananas that it took until 2018 for Hollywood to deliver something like the beautifully executed depiction of black excellence known as Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s very easy to wonder how different our lives, and our country, might be if we’d had films like this a little earlier. Well, one fan on Instagram decided to try and make the 90’s Black Panther of his imagination real.

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Calling it #bladepanther, @takemymoneystudios on Instagram casts 1990s Wesley Snipes as T’Challa, with Denzel Washington as Killmonger, creating an alternate-universe movie poster:

And not only did he do the one movie poster, but he also started doing individual character posters, including the intriguing choice of Lisa Bonet as Shuri:

And check out this amazing VHS video cover this person designed:

Well, of course, the Internet had their own ideas about casting a 1990s Black Panther, and some of these choices are amazing:

So, of course, I’ve gotta ask: who would you cast in #BladePanther? Give us your picks below!

(via Blavity, image: Marvel)

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Teresa Jusino
Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.

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