All eyes are on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, but before that massive crossover film, there is still ‘Black Panther’ hitting theaters in February. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa, a role he premiered in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. ‘Black Panther’ will pick up where that film left off, with T’Challa returning to his mystical native kingdom of Wakanda, where he will face threats in the form of Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Eric Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).
Klaue also debuted in ‘Civil War’ as a notorious pirate, but in ‘Black Panther’ he will be enhanced in a manner that brings him more in line with his comic book incarnation. Killmonger is new to the films, but he is described as a Wakandan dissident who challenges T’Challa’s ownership of the Black Panther mantle. Reportedly, Killmonger will don a “Golden Jaguar” suit of armor, which you can see below:
The following clip actually contains two ads, one in Japanese and one in English. The quality isn’t hi-rez but you at least get a glimpse at the film and a taste of the tone.
“I am so stoked, so thrilled. It is going to be absolutely amazing. I heard a little word that as they’re putting it together that it’s just looking and feeling amazing and I’m just glad that all that we felt while we were making it is really translating to the screen. So, get ready, get ready. It’s going to be quite phenomenal.”
‘This Is Us’ star Sterling K. Brown stated:
“I can’t wait to see little white kids dressing up as Black Panther. It’s friggin’ dope! I get to take my kid to go see a black superhero movie and he gets to see an image of himself as the man. Chadwick Boseman looks like me. He looks like my son.
“I said, ‘Listen, I’ve been practicing my Wakandan. I know you’ve already got the titular characters taken care of, but how can I be down? Because man, it’s a black superhero. It’s huge. I don’t have a huge part, but I’ve got a good part. I’m happy with my part.”
For the record, Brown plays N’Jobu, a character from T’Challa’s past.
‘Black Panther’ directed by Ryan Coogler, stars Chadwick Boseman, Andy Serkis, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Sterling K. Brown, Forest Whitaker and Lupita Nyong’o. It leaps into theaters on February 16, 2018.