Finally, the first full Black Panther trailer is here and it’s pretty hot. It’s clearly a Marvel movie but, clearly, there’s one glaring difference – the cast is almost exclusively African-American.
We get a much better look at Wakanda, the home of our protagonist, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who has just been crowned king. With the blessing of his mother (Angela Bassett), he transforms into a leader who must immediately defend his throne against Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), who seeks to replace the Black Panther.
Visually, this is stunning and some of the effects are fantastic even on a small screen (when Andy Serkis takes out that car, though!!!). We are reminded, though, that this is not just about a stylized, sexy action movie but, rather, the emergence of a new Marvel hero as Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) reminds the Black Panther, “You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be.”
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th, 2018. In the meantime, watch the trailer here.