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One WWE Superstar Is Taking 500 Kids To See ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther will be coming to theaters this month, and on top of breaking pre-sale tickets records, some of the U.S.’s best and brightest students will have the opportunity to catch the movie in theaters thanks to the goodwill of faculty members and a WWE Superstar.

 

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The example of the latter includes Thaddeus Bullard, otherwise known as WWE’s Titus O’Neil, who is participating in the #BlackPantherChallenge, a movement that is enabling kids to see the movie by raising enough money.

 

“I’m 40 years old, and I’ve never seen a Marvel character that looked like me, as an African-American male,” Bullard said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. “This will be the first time I’ve seen a superhero on screen that looks like me, and I want kids to not only be able to see superheroes on the screen but also to view themselves as superheroes.”

 

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The movement has raised enough money to allow 500 kids from 13-18 to see Black Panther in theaters in Tampa, Brandon, and Wesley Chapel, FL. AMC also graciously waived the $500 fee for renting out those movie theaters.

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