(AP) – There’s a Black Panther party going on all around the country.

People around the country, from superhero fans to black culture connoisseurs, are waiting with excitement for the debut of Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie.

“Black Panther” viewing parties are already being scheduled, people are discussing what African garb looks best for opening night and Twitter says “Black Panther” was one of the most tweeted-about movies of 2017, the only movie on the list that hadn’t premiered yet.

The excitement is due to the character’s unique space in the superhero world. The Black Panther is considered the first black superhero, introduced as a supporting character in Fantastic Four in 1966 and later featured in his own book.

“Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman opens on February 16.