Things We Saw Today: Stan Lee Gives Chadwick Boseman His Seal of Approval to Play Black Panther

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Something we definitely have to look forward to is the premiere of Marvel’s Black Panther, which is set to arrive in theaters in February of next year. Yesterday, Black Panther co-creator and Marvel legend, Stan Lee, gave the actor playing the iconic character, Chadwick Boseman, his blessing. Lee said, “In 1966 we brought Black Panther to the pages of Marvel … Now this talented young man brings him to the silver screen! You have my respect!” Not a bad day for Boseman, huh? (via CBR.com)

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That’s it from us? What have you seen out there today?

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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