WWE Superstar proves his real might: Funds ‘Black Panther’ screening for 500 kids

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A WWE superstar is now doing his part to ensure that a few children get a chance to see Black Panther. Thaddeus Bullard (Titus O’Neil) is a former defensive end and professional wrestler and seems to be happy to see a hero on the big screen who speaks to him.

“I’m 40 years old, and I’ve never seen a Marvel character that looked like me, as an African-American male,” Bullard has said.

“This will be the first time I’ve seen a superhero on the 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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Bullard says that seeing this example will help the children believe in themselves:

“If they see that on screen, then maybe they can be the next doctor or lawyer or president, whatever they can be,” Bullard said.

“This could be a great teaching moment if we can get them into theaters.”

Bullard’s efforts are a part of the #BlackPantherChallenge. This is a movement which raises money to help children watch this movie.

The #BlackPantherChallenge has helped in raising enough money to take 500 kids. AMC has waived the $500 fee to rent these theaters, and a GoFundMe is now trying to send more children to the theatres.

The GoFundMe has hit the $2,500 goal and will close in on $3000.

Critics have a lot of good things to say about Black Panther, and this movie holds a 4.17/5 on ComicBook.com’s anticipation rankings.

Black Panther will release on February 16.

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