It's one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year and it's ALMOST here.
"Black Panther has not only smashed pre-sale recordings, but it's also created a boom for Atlanta's economy. The Atlanta-based film generated more than $83.9 million in local economic activity and contributed more than $26.5 million in wages to more than 3,100 workers across the state. Production not only filmed in downtown Atlanta, but also in Vine City, Decatur, Marietta, Cartersville, and other locations across north Georgia and metro Atlanta.
Photos: Disney, Marvel's 'Black Panther' premiere
But aside from that, what people care most about is the message of empowerment. That's true for one local artist, Fabian Williams, who painted a mural of the Marvel superhero with Muhammad Ali's face in anticipation of the film.
11Alive's Natisha Lance spoke to him to understand the meaning behind it.