Ahead of next week’s San Diego Comic-Con, the good folks at Entertainment Weekly have unveiled a batch of glorious images from Marvel’s upcoming superhero flick, Black Panther.
The images offer a new look at the characters that will populate director Ryan Coogler’s (Creed) technologically advanced African kingdom of Wakanda, ruled by Chadwick Boseman’s newly minted King T’Challa, aka Black Panther. I have to say: Those Wakandan costumes, designed by Ruth E. Carter (Selma, Malcolm X) look absolutely stunning, and I wish I could pull off wearing one. Le sigh.
The Marvel movie also stars Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M'Baku/Man-Ape, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother Ramonda, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu and Letitia Wright as T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri.
Black Panther follows T'Challa, who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Black Panther will claw its way across movie theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. Check out the images below, and let us know if you're looking forward to the Marvel movie.