It's already clear that Marvel's "Black Panther" will go down in history as a very special superhero movie. Since the film came out on Feb 16th, it has already smashed a boatload of box office records and received widespread acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

But as many fans expected, a few detractors have expressed confusion about the film, and whether its almost all-black cast makes it a 'black' film or not.

Current host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah had something to say about it, as shown in a behind-the-scenes video posted on the show's Twitter account.

"Yes, some people got too hyped up the wrong way about it," Noah says in the video. "They're like, 'So is it a black film?'"

"No, it's a film," he explains. "The same way Wonder Woman was a dope movie, and if you were a woman, it was extra special. Do you know what I'm saying?"

Noah also poked fun at the idea that black people were taking up "too much space" in the film world, likely referring to a number of recent films, such as Get Out and Moonlight, that have attracted positive buzz for their focus on the experience of being black in America.

A number of racist Twitter trolls have also come out swinging against "Black Panther," trying to sabotage the film's success by spreading fake news reports that white people are being attacked at screenings.

The reports were quickly and easily dismissed as being completely false. As Twitter users were swift to point out, the supposed 'photos' of white people after they had been assaulted were taken from a variety of pre-existing sources, and then photoshopped to look like they were legitimate.

On a lighter note, Noah also mentioned in the video that watching Black Panther had been especially great because he could understand the African language spoken in the film, Xhosa, as he grew up speaking it in his native South Africa.

"There were subtitles, and I was like, 'I don't need your subtitles!' Noah says in the video. "This is just for me right now... This reminds me of my mom," he adds.

The Daily Show airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central. Marvel's Black Panther is currently playing in theatres everywhere.

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