In the cinematic world, Black Panther is first introduced in MCU’s Captain America: Civil War (2016). Back then, there’s no much backstory of the Afro superhero but it quite tells his reputational background. Now, the son of late Wakanda King, in his very own land, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) gets a chance to show more skills, both during a diplomatic service and on his own battlefield, before joining Avengers for the groundbreaking war this summer.
The first and final trailer are both showing stylish and upbeat scenes with tribal nuance of the exotic Wakanda. Scenes of chasing cars and duel of martial arts suggest that fans will get much more than just a warm-up. Hence, the signature evil laughter of Andy Serkis while his villainous character is interrogated hints that T’Challa won’t get his triumph easy. There’s only a rule applies to the heir to the throne; T’Challa must get ready for his new duty along with its implications in waiting, including a hater called by the name Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).
On another side. T’Challa must be a gentleman, a man of women, since he’s surrounded by a wise mother, a smart little sister, and a badass love interest. He must know how to treat the ladies right as well as show off in front of them properly, if necessary. This is a natural gift not many Marvel superheroes possess, meaning that Black Panther is a new contender to many seniors.
Boseman, the lead whose name isn’t much heard before he’s Black Panther, is accompanied by seriously brilliant ensemble cast. He’s also in the first MCU movie with a nearly all-black cast, including himself. He’s got Oscar winners, Lupita Nyong’O (12 Years of Slave), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and nominees, Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do with It), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out). He’s also got Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, That Awkward Moment) and Andy Serkis (LotR Trilogy, Planet of the Apes Trilogy) to level up the game. It’s just about time to prove whether Black Panther brings the coolest legacy in MCU or the other way around.
Release Schedule: 14 February 2018