The Black Panther Teaser Trailer is Even Better Than you Expected

At long last, Marvel Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and unsurprisingly the young auteur looks like he’s got another hit on his hands. Having proven himself one of the most promising young directors after his debut Fruitvale Station and his hit Rocky spinoff Creed, Coogler joined the Marvel team to give Black Panther his first stand-alone film, and from this nearly two minute glimpse, you have every reason to get excited. This film looks nothing like any previous movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now those raves from jouranlists who got a peek at some footage makes total sense.

The first two people we see are MCU regulars—Andy Serkis's Ulysses Klaue (aka Klaw), who we last saw catching a beating in Avengers: Ultron, and Martin Freeman's Everett K. Ross. The teaser focuses on the El Dorado of Africa; the technologically advanced hidden world of Wakanda where Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa, aka Black Panther, is now king.  

Boseman joins Coogler regular Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis—an insanely gifted cast.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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 hits theaters on February 16, 2018.


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