People were hungry on ‘Black Panther’: Martin Freeman

Vastavam web: “Black Panther” has gone on to become a culture phenomenon in the last year with its impact growing deeper with time and actor Martin Freeman feels its record-breaking success reflects that the film was the need of the hour. The 46-year-old actor, who plays CIA agent Everett K Ross in the Ryan Coogler-directed film, said the audience was yearning for a game-changer and that is the reason why they lapped up the movie without any delay.”As well as being a very good film, it also feels like a bit of a moment,” Freeman said in an appearance on PeopleTV’s “Couch Surfing”.

“Black Panther” is the first Marvel film to be led by a person of colour – Chadwick Boseman – and featuring a virtually all-black cast with Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Andy Serkis, among others.