Marvel released the first trailer for “Black Panther” during Friday night’s match-up between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
Spoiler alert: “Black Panther” looks awesome.
Directed by Ryan Coogler (“Creed”) and starring Chadwick Boseman, the film picks up from the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and follows Black Panther, whose off-duty name is T’Challa, as he returns to Wakanda after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, to succeed the throne and take his place as king.
When a powerful old enemy reappears, our hero is tested and drawn into a conflict that puts the entire world at risk.
In the comics, Black Panther is particularly notable for being the historic first black superhero in mainstream comic books, and the first to have super powers.
Starring alongside Boseman are “Creed” actor Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis and Sterling K. Brown. It is directed by “Fruitvale Station” helmer Ryan Coogler.
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On Friday, Marvel also debuted the first poster for the superhero movie, in which Boseman, who debuted the character in “Captain America: Civil War,” appears in the poster sitting regally on a throne in Wakanda, the secretive, advanced African nation that he calls home.
Marvel opens “Black Panther” on February 16, 2018.
Watch the trailer above.
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