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It's a very exciting time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Every single installment in Phase Three has been a critical and financial success, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. The next addition in the MCU will be Ryan Coogler's Black Panther. The Creed director has assembled a truly outstanding cast of actors, and is able to expand the character after his acclaimed introduction in Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa will have to balance the responsibilities of leading a country with his superheroic exploits. Much of Black Panther's powers come from his Vibranium suit, and a new video for the blockbuster shows off some powers we didn't see during his first appearance in the MCU. Check it out.
Well, that was thrilling. Black Panther does really look like it's going to be a wild and unique movie, and this short action clip seems to hammer that home. Let's break down exactly what we're being shown in this latest sneak peek.
First, it's becoming a bit more clear how T'Challa's sister Shuri factors into his exploits as Black Panther. At just 16 years old, Shuri (Letitia Wright) is a Tony Stark level genius who develops the country's unique and futuristic tech. In addition to giving her brother what he needs to kick ass, Shuri also seems very involved in the actual missions themselves. She provided tech support for Black Panther, but was also able to use technology to hack into and control a vehicle for her brother to ride upon. Pretty badass.
As far as Black Panther's suit goes, the thing really looks stunning. In the above clip, T'Challa was able to switch into his Vibanium suit without even having to stop moving. Mid sprint, the suit wraps itself around the new Wakandan King, seemingly destroying the street clothes he was wearing in the process. Of course, the suit does way cooler things than just facilitating a quick costume change.
While Black Panther is pursuing his mysterious foes, he gets pretty lit up with gunfire. While not being harmed, the Wakandan superhero actually benefitted from being shot repeatedly. Each bullet helped charge the Black Panther suit with kinetic energy, similar to how Gambit's powers work in the X-Men comics. From there, T'Challa was able to release the built up energy into a concussion blast, which all but destroys the vehicle he was attacking. Pretty awesome, right?