After the French Open tournament banned Serena Williams’ Black Panther inspired catsuit, Nike came up with the perfect response.
During the French Open, Serena Williams reportedly donned the Black Panther catsuit as a way of protecting herself against potential blood clots. The protective measure was used after a doctor discovered a haematoma in her body, following the birth of her daughter. The decision to take its design from one of this year’s biggest superhero films was done to inspire kids all around the world. Unfortunately, it seems not everyone is on board with the outfit choice.
Despite not having worn the outfit since, the French Open president, Bernard Giudicelli, stated that Serena Williams and other players would have to dress more conservatively in the future. Since then, the decision has been met with significant backlash on social media, including Nike. In a Tweet they called Williams a superhero regardless of what she was wearing:
You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers. #justdoit
You can see the full Tweet below:
— Nike (@Nike) August 25, 2018
What did you all make of this decision? Was the French Open correct in their decision or should this have been made before she wore it to begin with? Is their some other motive behind the decision? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for Black Panther:
Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kani.
Black Panther is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
20 Marvel Movies That Could Be Made After Disney’s Fox Acquisition
So the impossible has happened: Fox and Disney have recently agreed to a major deal, one which means that — aside from a few limitations with the Hulk and Spider-Man, who have their rights wrapped up with Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures — every major Marvel property will soon be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the plans for the remainder of Phase 3 likely won’t change that much, barring possible post-credits scenes showing major cameos being added on short notice, this development certainly gives Marvel an embarrassment of riches to work with for future film adaptations.
Since Marvel Studios had previously claimed that they have an outline for the next 20 movies they’ll make without the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or any of their associated characters, I thought it would be best to similarly go all-out and suggest 20 more for the heck of it.
Here are, in no particular order, 20 movies that Marvel should think about making with a complete MCU at their fingertips. Click Next to get started!