This Brand new Black Panther Trailer is the Best Thing You’ll See all Week

Happy Monday, gang. Marvel Studios has dropped a new Black Panther trailer, and it’s likely going to the best thing you see all week. Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler (he penned the script with his longtime collaborator Joe Robert Cole) looks to have made a legitimate mind-blower here, the first stand-alone film for T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), better known as Black Panther.

We first met T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War, where his father, the king of Wakanda, was killed in an attack, leaving T’Challa in charge of the reclusive African nation. In Black Panther, T’Challa has returned home to assume his rightful place as king, but of course nothing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe can ever go smoothly. 

The new trailer is a doozy, highlighting the thrilling action, the gorgeous costume designer and the overall, arresting look that sets Coogler’s film apart from anything Marvel has done before. Coogler looks to have crafted a film that speaks to his creative impulses, much in the way that Taika Waititi imbued Thor: Ragnarok with his sense of style and humor.

Here’s the official synopsis from Marvel: 

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.

Joining Boseman are stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.


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