With the movie’s release, Marvel Studios announced that a new film about the Confederacy will take place on a Southern plantation in a story set in the 1960s.
In a statement released Monday, producer Kevin Feige said that the film will explore the Civil Rights Movement.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman as Panther, the masked hero of the film, and has the added benefit of bringing the Confederate flag back to the forefront of the conversation about racial inequality in America.
The announcement was met with mixed reactions.
On the one hand, the decision to bring the flag back into the conversation is a huge victory for the Confederate Civil War symbol, and for anyone who was still skeptical about the relevance of the flag in the Civil Wars.
On the other hand, it is also a reminder of how much the Civil war affected the lives of black Americans.
In recent years, the Confederate emblem has come to represent the worst aspects of white supremacy, and a number of white people have argued that it is a symbol of white privilege.
It is not the first time that the flag has been linked to white supremacy.
In 2011, then-presidential candidate Sarah Palin famously used a flag with a cross to make a big deal about her heritage.
As for the movie, it will be the first movie in Marvel Studios’ “Marvel Cinematic Universe” to feature the flag, and it is set in 2019, the same year the first of the franchise’s films is scheduled to come out.