We’ve all been absolutely obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest standalone superhero film. Black Panther not only broadened the MCU’s horizons in a literal sense, but shining a light on characters like T’Challa, Nakia, Shuri, and Okoye brought some much-needed diversity to the superhero ‘verse.
However, it seems that not everyone was as blown away by Black Panther as we were: Tracy Morgan appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to set the record straight about the true origins of the movie.
In a hilarious bit, Tracy Morgan claimed that Black Panther — the MCU character based on the comic book hero that made its first appearance approximately, ehem, two years before Morgan was born — was a ripoff of a character Morgan himself created.
That’s right, instead of Black Panther, we should all be praising the rise of another superhero — the Black Bobcat.
Where T’Challa is the king of the most advanced nation in the world and an expert fighter with superpowers, the Black Bobcat is leaps and bounds ahead. So yeah, don’t for a second think that the Black Bobcat is without powers of his own. Indeed, the Black Bobcat loves to pounce, he drinks “a hell of a lot of milk,” as Morgan put it, he can hear really well, and he sleeps *20 hours* a day.
Of course, don’t expect the Black Bobcat to be roaming the city looking for bad guys. Fighting crime is super unsafe, y’all. A bobcat can get hurt fighting criminals. Still, we’re all about the Black Bobcat, and his theme song is so damn catchy.
We just have to see him team up with T’Challa in a future Marvel movie.
Of course, this is all just a bit, but we’re so here for Tracy Morgan’s superhero creation. It’s almost like superhero minimalism, right? Who needs all the fancy gadgets, fight scenes, and crazy circumstances when you can just keep it simple with a dude in a super suit that loves milk, naps, listening, and pouncing?
So anyway, Marvel, we’ll be keeping our ear to the ground for when you announce the ACTUAL most ambitious crossover to date: Black Panther Meets Black Bobcat.