It is, in essence, a fictional African utopia that’s rich in culture and bulletproof vibranium – the same material that lines the shield of Captain America. But Black Panther is more than just a superhero; he’s also a political leader and religious figurehead, one who must assume the throne following the sudden death of his father, T’Chaka.
Leave it to T’Challa, then, to prove his doubters wrong and take his seat on the throne – much to the chagrin of Erik Killmonger, Michael B. Jordan’s spiteful villain who builds a super-suit of his own in the Golden Jaguar. It’s as fierce and formidable as it sounds, and below, you’ll discover that Killmonger is not to be trifled with.
This is just one of two new clips for Marvel’s Black Panther, as the studio’s hard-wired marketing machine begins to fire on all cylinders in anticipation of February 16th.
Set soon after the calamitous events of Civil War – not unlike Ant-Man and the Wasp – Black Panther is all about the personal journey that T’Challa finds himself on as he prepares to fulfill his father’s legacy. But the crown of Wakanda is a heavy burden, even for someone who has been compared to the James Bond of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hail to the king: Marvel’s Black Panther is booked in for a release in North America on February 16th, by which point we’ll have a better understanding of the film’s critical reception. Yes, the second and final review embargo will lift on Tuesday, February 6th, and we’ve even caught wind of the post-credits scenes. And that’s scenes plural.