PHOENIX - Black cats get a bit of a bad rap, due to superstition. But thanks to the success of the “Black Panther,” that might change.

According to the Arizona Humane Society, black cats typically take the longest to get adopted, and they aren’t sure why.

The release of Marvel's "Black Panther," however, may be boosting cat adoptions across the country, according to numerous reports.

In Arizona, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said it has seen an increase in black cat adoptions since the film’s release.

At the Arizona Animal Welfare League, the movie hasn’t spurred any extra black cat adoptions, but they are having a black cat special over the weekend called “Straight from Wakanda.” Black cats over one year old will be adoptable for free.