Marvel Studios kicked off the week in style by releasing a brand new trailer for the next entry into their cinematic universe, Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring Chadwick Boseman reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War, the film will follow the young king’s return to his native land, the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda, and the turmoil that awaits.
Much like Thor: Ragnarok, this feels like Marvel is finally allowing their directors a bit of leeway to break away from the mold and try something a bit different, and in both cases this gamble seems to be paying off. This footage looks absolutely incredible, and we can’t wait to see what else Coogler and his team have up their sleeves.
With an incredible cast that also includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Angela Bassett, Black Panther will hit theaters on February 16, 2018.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.