“The revolution will be live,” promises the hip-hop-inflected new trailer for “Black Panther,” the upcoming Marvel superhero movie from “Creed” director Ryan Coogler.
In the action-packed clip, the scene pivots from dank offices and modern urban streets to the advanced, Afro-futurist kingdom of Wakanda where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has returned after the death of his father the king. It’s underscored by heavy use of Gil Scott Heron’s iconic 1970 poem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” along with a new cut by Vince Staples.
When a powerful old enemy reappears in the form of Erik Killmonger (a decidedly buff Michael B. Jordan), 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.
In addition to Boseman and Jordan, “Black Panther” stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
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The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.
Watch the trailer above.