Marvel Studios has released a new Black Panther trailer during halftime of tonight’s National Championship game. In the upcoming superhero film, we follow T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) as he struggles to lead Wakanda in the wake of his father’s death and fend off pretender to the throne, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).
Perhaps the most surprising thing about this trailer is that it still doesn’t give us that much about the plot or even the Black Panther. There’s more of an emphasis on Killmonger challenging the Black Panther’s supremacy, and really the star overall is director Ryan Coogler drawing us into a world we haven’t really seen before in the MCU. Visually, the movie looks dazzling and I’m just hoping the story and characters are as strong as the setting. If they are, Black Panther could end up being a really special movie.
Check out the new Black Panther trailer below. Tickets are now on sale for Black Panther, which opens February 16th. The film also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Here’s the official synopsis for Black Panther:
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.