With Thor: Ragnarok now in everyone’s rearview mirror, Black Panther is beginning to establish itself as the must-see superhero movie of 2018 – alongside Infinity War, of course – and to drum up some more excitement ahead of its release, the studio has now dropped another suitably epic trailer, teasing us with what’s to come.
Front and center here is T’Challa, the regal king of Wakanda, for what is undoubtedly a visually striking and action-packed promo. It’s not terribly long, but with more than enough never before seen footage, and glimpses of what look to be truly thrilling scenes, it’s sure to tide fans over and get them into the new year. At which point, we imagine the real marketing blitz will begin.
Anchored by the returning Chadwick Boseman (Civil War), who reprises the role of T’Challa, the man who would be king, Black Panther largely revolves around a massive power struggle that grips Wakanda. It’s the fictional African nation on which T’Challa’s legacy is built, and it just so happens to be home to a rich mine of Vibranium.
That’ll likely play into the story of Infinity War, too, given that the sequel’s initial teaser showed Black Panther,
Blonde Black Widow, Bucky Barnes and a bearded Cap charging into battle against a wave of four-armed alien foes.
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves; long before Thanos touches down on Earth, Marvel and Ryan Coogler will launch Black Panther into theaters on February 16th. Also, true to the source material, it’ll feature a predominantly African-American cast, which only has us all the more excited as the studio opens its doors onto uncharted territory.