We already got a first look at Chadwick Boseman in the role of T’Challa, the ruler of the kingdom of Wakanda whose alter ego is the Black Panther, in last year’s great superhero mash-up Captain America: Civil War. Next year Marvel Studios is giving Boseman his own solo movie in a film called Black Panther, as the comic book character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of Fantastic Four. A first trailer and poster (above) were released this past week.
We don’t know much about the plot for this new film, other than T’Challa must defend his kingdom from being torn apart by enemies outside and within. Boseman, who was excellent as Jackie Robinson in the 2013 biopic 42, will have an impressive supporting cast. Adonis himself, Creed star Michael B. Jordan will play Erik Killmonger, Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Lupita Nyong’o is Nakia and Andy Serkis is Klaw, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Forest Whitaker is Zuri, The Hobbit and Sherlock’s Martin Freeman is Everett K. Ross, and Green Lantern’s Doctor Waller, Angela Bassett is Ramonda.
Here is the first trailer for Black Panther:
We have a long wait for this one. Black Panther doesn’t arrive in theaters until February 16, 2018.