- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Former Atty. Gen. Eric Holder revealed Tuesday that he dozed off while watching the blockbuster superhero film “Black Panther.”

During a wide-ranging live podcast with The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Mr. Holder was asked who in the “Black Panther” film he identified with more: T’Challa, the king of Wakanda played by Chadwick Boseman, or Erik Killmonger, the supervillain played by Michael B. Jordan.

“Are you more T’Challa or Killmonger,” Mr. Capehart asked, according to a clip flagged by the Washington Free Beacon.

Confused, Mr. Holder asked, “What?”

“Don’t even try — you know you’ve seen ‘Black Panther,’” Mr. Capehart insisted.



“Oh! OK,” Mr. Holder responded. “I just saw it two nights ago, and it seemed like a great movie, but I have to tell you, I had just come back from a long trip and I fell asleep in the movie.”

“What?” Mr. Capehart asked incredulously.

“I’m going back, I’m going back,” Mr. Holder responded. “The parts that I saw, I really liked.”

“I want to give you a truthful answer, so we’re going to have to come back after I’ve had a chance to really check it totally out,” he added.

“Come on, man,” Mr. Capehart said before changing the subject.

“Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler, has become the third-highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe release of all-time in the U.S., taking in $411.7 million after only 11 days since its release. Its international gross is another $316.2 million, Variety reported.

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