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Marvel Debuts First ‘Black Panther’ Poster, Trailer Lands Tonight (Photo)

Comic book movie opens Feb. 16, 2018

Last Updated: June 9, 2017 @ 4:15 PM

Marvel has debuted the teaser poster for its upcoming superhero movie “Black Panther,” featuring Chadwick Boseman as the title hero. The film comes from “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” filmmaker Ryan Coogler.

The Disney-owned studio announced Friday that the first trailer will debut during Friday night’s match-up between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

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.

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.

The film 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.

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.

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Marvel opens “Black Panther” on Feb. 16, 2018. View the debut poster below.