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You don’t have to wait til next year for a POC or woman lead in a superhero film!

Writer/performer Maya Glick took matters into her own hands in late 2013 by launching a crowdfunding campaign to bring her epic vision of Ororo Munroe to life.

RAIN was recently completed and released to the public, and the results are truly electrifying.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/D_W-PBfO57o

*MATURE CONTENT*

Directed by Zane Rutledge and Jeff Stolhand
Produced by Matt Joyce
Score by Luqman Brown
Vfx by ZaneFX
Written by and starring @mayastormx

Chadwick Boseman Discusses How Black Panther Avoids Being A Stereotype

“In terms of seeing everybody’s response to it, all types of people have responded to me since Civil War came out. [Black Panther] is there for his own purpose… usually what happens is ‘well, he did this in this scene and now he’s doing [something else contradictory] and that doesn’t even fit the character.’ That’s the Magical Negro thing,”  Boseman told io9.  By 'Magical Negro’, Boseman refers to the film trope of having a black character used as a plot device to help other central characters as opposed to being a fully fleshed-out character of their own.

I think we were very cognizant about making a character that had his own through-line, his own intent and he wasn’t going to waver for anybody else’s story,” Boseman continued. “Anytime that I felt like that was about to happen, I’d be like ‘nah, this is what he wants. You can do whatever you wanna do but this is what I feel like he needs to be doing.’ I feel like that’s the key. Sometimes… I won’t say more than that. I could go into the Magical Negro and talk about that forever. I think the main thing is just keeping it very clear that he has his own arc and his own things that he wants and desires. He only changes that when something strikes a chord at his core,” the actor said.