Posted October 16, 2017 by Jasmin in Comics

Black Panther: First Trailer and Official Poster

Instead of attaching the highly anticipated trailer to one its other Disney properties, Marvel released both the poster and full length trailer for Black Panther on a Monday morning, igniting a social media storm of positive reactions. The trailer takes us from T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) returning to Wakanda, through the streets of a very neon South Korean city as the advanced technology of Wakanda is put on full display.

While the film is still four months out, this trailer reveals more plot, more action, and more character interaction than we’ve seen in previous teasers. Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), who fans met for the first time in Captain America: Civil War, opens the trailer with a voice over about the secrets that the nation of Wakanda is hiding from the world. Noticeably absent from the trailer are any significant connections to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The end of Civil War showed Captain America (Chris Evans) leaving Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in the care of doctors in Wakanda, but there’s no indication that the character will be a part of the movie.

Black Panther Movie Poster

© Disney/Marvel

Highlighting the large ensemble cast, the poster includes the T’Challa/Black Panther as the focus with all other characters in his line of sight. Thankfully the trailer makes up for a lackluster and unoriginal poster that just throws as many characters as possible into frame. Villains and heroes alike appear, including Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Okoye (Danai Guira), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Lettia Wright), Zuri (Forest Whitaker), W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya), Ross, and Ulysses Klaue/Klaw (Andy Serkis).

So far, Black Panther looks like a deliciously new experience to an already familiar MCU formula. It’s going to be exciting to see all the new tech this world promises and getting to meet new characters as fans are pulled deeper into Marvel’s Phase 3.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018.

Jasmin loves Batman, sci-fi, and movies with lots of explosions. When she’s not writing about geektastic things, she’s probably playing video games or watching sports. Her ultimate goals include traveling the world to watch tennis and working for BioWare to revive the essence of the original Mass Effect Trilogy.