With people still reeling about the awesomeness that is Wonder Woman, Marvel (predictably) jumps in to take the spotlight. Last night, comic book nerds across the nation became sports fans and tuned into the NBA finals to get a first glimpse at Black Panther. After being introduced in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) has been talked about nonstop. He was one of the big standouts of the film and made fans excited for his solo film.
When Marvel announced that it would be a teaser trailer, I was expecting a quick glimpse of T’Challa looking over the country of Wakanda. Thankfully, I was proven wrong; I can already tell that the filmmakers put a lot of work into this setting. Everything is so colorful and is sensitive to the African culture. We got to see Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Michael B.Jordan as their respective characters (and it looks like they will all kick ass).
Hopefully, this will be solely T’Challa’s story. As much as I love Iron Man and Captain America, Black Panther is so mysterious that I don’t want his story to be overpowered by characters we love. Though, we will see a Winter Soldier/Black Panther team up?
Read the official plot synopsis for Black Panther here:
“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.”
Black Panther will be released on February 16, 2018.