Halle Berry, Will Smith, Sonequa Martin-Green, the Black Panther cast and more give Comic-Con 2017’s its most diverse programming ever
While Black comic book writers, graphic artists as well as actors and producers have attended San Diego Comic-Con for decades, this year brought in an unprecedented number of Black talent featured in prominent roles and behind-the-scenes Among the celebrities who attended SDCC 2017 were the cast and crew behind Marvel's Black Panther, who had some audiences camping outside for days just to see them and exclusive footage of the highly anticipated 2018 release. Costume designer Ruth E. Carter participated on a panel Costume Designing for Screen, as well as curated a display of the film’s outfits, including a Dora Milaje costume worn by Okoye (played by Danai Gurira). Panther’s production designer Hannah Beachler, who also worked on Moonlight and Beyoncé’s Lemonade, participated on the panel The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination.
Writer, Wilson Morales is the editor of blackfilm.com and he’s been attending Comic-Con since 2004.