Roxane Gay wasn’t invited to the ‘Black Panther’ premiere – and she’s not happy about it

“I mean goddamn Marvel. Goddamn.”

Roxane Gay says that she wasn’t invited to the premiere of the new Black Panther film, despite being the writer of the comic series Black Panther: World of Wakanda.

The film adaptation premiered in Los Angeles earlier this week, and stars Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa, the beleagured leader of fictional kingdom Wakanda.

Critics wasted no time in giving the film huge praise – with some hailing it as Marvel’s greatest movie to date.

However, Black Panther: World of Wakanda writer Roxane Gay isn’t happy about her work not being acknowledged with an invite to the opening night.

My feelings are real hurt that I didn’t get an invite to the Black Panther premiere,” she began a thread on Twitter. “I mean goddamn Marvel. Goddamn.”

However, Gay did say that she’s “still thrilled about the movie and can’t wait to see it”.

Gay added: “And I mean. It’s fine. I’m not fancy. Just admitting that my lil feelings were hurt.”

World of Wakanda follows side characters in the same fictional African nation featured in the film and original comic book series. Gay’s story features many female characters.

The series only ran for six issues before being cancelled. The move was widely criticised, as one of Marvel’s vice presidents had previously cited diversity as the reason for bad comic book sales.

Meanwhile, the tracklisting for the star-studded soundtrack to Black Panther has been revealed. The record features plenty of big names, including Kendrick Lamar, James Blake, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott.

Black Panther will hit UK cinemas on February 12.