When Black Panther hit cinemas in 2018 it mesmerised audiences. With a $330 million global opening, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has matched the impact of its predecessor

It was Marvel's first film with a predominantly black cast, their first superhero film with a black lead and was hailed by many as revolutionary.

From the costumes to the characters' names, for many black viewers, it was a watershed moment, the first time they felt like they could see themselves on screen in a major Hollywood film.

Discussions online centred around what African-inspired outfits people would wear to screenings, viral social media posts showed children gleefully finding out their schools were taking them to see it

Black communities organised watch parties and special screenings to celebrate this monumental occasion.

The film broke global box office records, grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, and made history by becoming the first Marvel movie to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards

sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was finally released, enjoying the biggest opening for a November film of all time in the US, making $330 million dollars globally at the weekend box office

Following the tragic death of the original film's lead Chadwick Boseman, the sequel begins with the death of T'Challa, aka Black Panther himself, and is a very sombre affair.

One clear impact the success of the original Black Panther had is on the make-up of the Marvel universe more generally.