Black Panther did a remarkable job standing out in Captain America: Civil War among the movie's many other participants, and in eight months, he'll have the spotlight all to himself. Anticipation is running high for the Black Panther movie, and now that principal photography has been done for several months, Marvel can start advertising T'Challa's first standalone adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hours after the studio released the first Black Panther poster, the first trailer for the blockbuster has dropped, and it's packed with cool Wakandan material.
Our first look at Black Panther kicks off with two familiar faces. CIA agent Everett K. Ross, introduced in Captain America: Civil War last year, is interrogating Ulysses Klaue, who we last saw getting his arm ripped off in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Klaue brags about being the only one to find Wakanda's true whereabouts and make it out of the country alive, and during his time there, he learned that the rumors about what happens within the nation's borders is all a front. As Klaue boasts of his accomplishment, we see amazing footage of the Black Panther himself beating the pulp out of some unwanted intruders at night.
Klaue's interrogation is witnessed by King T'Challa, and once Klaue is done madly cackling, then the trailer's best material is shown. Just like in the comics, Wakanda is a country unlike any other in the world, and we see a lot of glimpses of its culture, architecture and more. We also get first looks at some of the movie's important characters, including main antagonist Erik Killmonger and Dora Milaje member Nakia. But for those of you who crave action, fear not. Black Panther will be loaded with it, from Klaue being broken out from imprisonment to Killmonger showing off his moves to T'Challa flipping over a crashing car and landing on another car. Marvel fans are in for quite a thrilling ride.
Following the death of his father, T'Chaka, in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther will follow T'Challa returning to Wakanda and must prepare for the possibility that he will ascend to the throne. However, at the same time he will also face hostile factions that are determined to destroy the kingdom. Along with Chadwick Boseman as the eponymous protagonist, the main cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Luptia Wyong'o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther slashes its way into theaters on February 16, 2018. Don't forget to check out our schedule showing what other Marvel movies are being released in the coming years.