When Black Panther burst onto screens in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, he became an instant fan favourite. With his distinctive costume and unique, formidable fighting style, the superhero alter-ego of T’Challa of Wakanda won the hearts of the audience, first with his determination to avenge the death of his father – King T’Chaka – and then, with the mercy he showed the perpetrator.
So, when Marvel announced that the iconic character would be starring in his own movie, the news was met with celebration. But – with a 50-year history of addressing themes ranging from apartheid and colonization, to sexual politics and familial rivalries – there’s far more to Black Panther than we’ve seen so far.
As we gear up for more from the promotional campaign, we’ve decided to put together a handy guide detailing everything you need to know about the King of Wakanda ahead of his solo outing hitting theaters in February. Take a look and if you think we missed anything important, be sure to leave a comment letting us know.