Having already shined for years in comic books, animated TV shows and video games, as well as making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther is only weeks away from finally leading his own live action movie. We've already been treated to several Black Panther previews since last June, but Marvel has one more video to get longtime fans and regular moviegoers alike even more hyped for its release. Fresh off premiering at CFP National Championship, you can take a look at the latest trailer below.
The latest Black Panther trailer hits many of the same beats as the earlier trailers, such as Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue being interrogated and the casino showdown, there are bits of new footage sprinkled throughout, like new shots of Wakanda's warriors in combat and Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger delivering more sinister dialogue. Like the previous looks at Black Panther, this latest preview does a good job of showing that even though this movie is set on Earth like most of the MCU entries, Wakanda feels like its another world due to its advanced technology and unique culture.
However, while this nation has managed to go centuries without being invaded or conquered by outside parties, it will soon face war, and if our esteemed Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, doesn't hurry, his homeland will be thrown into disarray. Of course, it wouldn't be a Black Panther trailer without the money shot of him flipping off the crashing car and onto the one in front that's still driving along smoothly. And once again, the song choice is another winner, infusing the video with upbeat energy.
Set shortly after Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther will see T'Challa returning home to Wakanda and embracing his new royal duties following the death of his father, T'Chaka. However, in the midst of learning the ropes of learning how to be king, our main protagonist will find his country being threatened by Wakandan exile Erik Killmonger and arms dealer Ulysses Klaue. Fortunately, T'Challa won't be lacking for allies, as he'll be aided during this crisis by Dora Milaje members, Nakia and Okoye; his technologically adapt sister, Shuri; his best friend and head of security for the Border Tribe, W'Kabi; and CIA agent Everett Ross, to name a few.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther claws its way into theaters on February 16 (tickets are now available for pre-order (opens in new tab)), and T'Challa will return on May 4 with every other major MCU hero in Avengers: Infinity War. As for what the year's non-Marvel theatrical offerings are, you can find release date information in our 2018 premiere guide.
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