McDonald’s celebrates everyone’s heroic spirit with a Black Panther Happy Meal

Black Panther Happy Meal at McDonald's, photo provided by McDonald's
Black Panther Happy Meal at McDonald's, photo provided by McDonald's /

As Marvel fans await Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to debut in theaters, the excitement over the next installment in the story grows. Now the Golden Arches opens a new door to bringing those characters to its fans. Ready to order a Black Panther Happy Meal?

Over the years, the iconic Happy Meal has brought favorite characters off the screen and onto the table. While the special box provides amusement during the meal, it is the toys that keep the fun going after the last fry is enjoyed. From Marvel to Disney to even the more recent adult characters, some people place their order just for the pop culture connection.

With the Black Panther Happy Meal, the special toys feature characters from the upcoming movie. From returning favorites like Shuri to new characters like Ironheart, many people will want to collect them all.

As Jennifer Healan, VP of U.S. Marketing, Brand Content and Engagement at McDonald’s said, “The first Black Panther movie inspired a new generation of Marvel lovers – and that’s because of the powerful story it told, brought to life by an incredibly talented cast. It set a whole new standard for representation on the big screen. And now, we’re excited to bring that experience to our restaurants and help fans see and celebrate their inner hero with this new Happy Meal – because seeing is believing.”

Although there is plenty of excitement over this offering, the sentiment deserves to be part of the conversation. That idea of discovering the inner hero within needs to be front and center with this offering. As seen with the first movie, there is a deeply rooted connection between the characters, storyline, and real life. It is imperative to see diverse characters on the screen and it emboldens others to seize the moment. Even if a normal personal cannot fly through the sky, there are plenty of ways for everyone and anyone to embrace and showcase their strengths. Being a hero is about choosing to act versus sitting on the sidelines.

The Black Panther Happy Meal will be available for a limited time, while supplies last.