Now that all of the big genre movies of 2017 have come out, what's left to do? One might look ahead to 2018, and there's no need to look far. Wakanda's finest is about to get his first solo film with the upcoming Black Panther. A new TV spot released today is giving us our latest glimpse into the world of the film.
A widely anticipated arrival in the MCU, Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa was a highlight of previous MCU entry Captain America: Civil War, and now it is time for him to come into his own. The film also happens to feature a roster of insane talent, including Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Letitia Wright (upcoming season of Black Mirror), Winston Duke (Person of Interest), Angela Bassett (Strange Days, Contact), and Forest Whitaker (Rogue One, The Last King of Scotland). Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Captain America: Civil War) and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, Avengers: Age of Ultron) will also be on hand, reprising their previous roles in the MCU as well as being the (previously dubbed) "Tolkien White Guys."
Directed (and co-written) by Ryan Coogler (Creed), the spot reminds us that the film is coming very quickly. We weren't likely to forget, but it's great to get the reminder all the same.
Black Panther will find T'Challa (recently made king after his father's death in Captain America: Civil War) returning home to the technologically astounding (and gorgeous-looking) African realm of Wakanda. It won't be long before he is drawn into conflict-- both Everett Ross (Freeman) and Ulysses Klaue (Serkis) are out to pillage his nation. It is a threat from within that may prove the most difficult, however, as Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger looks to be the one causing the most trouble. From the looks of this new spot, he's not too happy with T'Challa's return. Daniel Kaluuya has already said that the film had more than a little in common with Game of Thrones, so here's hoping that everyone is ready for some murder and intrigue in Wakanda.
A lot of the footage in the new TV spot has been seen in previous trailers and spots, but there's some new little tidbits spread throughout. Any new footage from this film is great, however, as we really can't wait for this one. February 16, 2018, doesn't seem so far away, and with this cast, this director, and how this is all looking, it's safe to say that we'll be there.
Take a look at the new spot here!