First today we got the new official poster and now we get a first look at the teaser of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther!
The first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther just dropped, and holy fuck does it look good. The trailer starts out with Andy Serkis’s Ulysses Klaue (Klaw) talking to Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross, in the Comic Book world he’s a CIA agent, has worked with General Ross, and is typically an ally of The Black Panther, however, based on the discussion between him and Klaw, it seems we’re not there yet in the MCU. We do learn that Klaw is one of the only outsiders to have found Wakanda, which seems a little odd to me given that they were at the Accord hearings in Civil War. Klaw also reveals to us that Wakanda is the fabled El Dorado. The glimpses of Wakanda that we see show us a futuristic city melded with traditional African culture, it looks stunning and I can’t wait to see more. The trailer goes on to show us a group infiltrating Wakanda and The Black Panther fending them off. It’s unclear what the relationship between Klaw and Everett is, whether they’re working together or Klaw double crosses Everett, or if that conversation is just a red herring meant to waste time while Klaws people prepare to break him out from wherever he’s being held.
A Disney press release offers a plot synopsis for the film:
“Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
“But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.”
Black Panther will be released on February 16, 2018.