Marvel Studios has dropped a new trailer for the highly anticipated Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, the film stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero T’Challa (first introduced in Captain America: Civil War), who returns home to the isolated and advanced nation of Wakanda in the wake of his father’s death to assume his rightful place as king. Matters are complicated when a powerful old enemy appears and his place on the throne is put into question.
This is a killer trailer. It not only shows off a ton of action sequences, outrageous costume design, and comic book goodies for fans out there, it also brings an unmistakable sense of style that’s all Black Panther‘s own. With the arrival of Taika Waititi‘s quirky and comedic Thor: Ragnarok opening soon, to be followed up by Black Panther early next year, we’re hopefully seeing the continuation of Marvel’s recent trend of trusting their filmmakers to execute their vision. And at the end of the day, it’s audiences who get to reap these rewards.
Watch the new Black Panther trailer below and click here for 16 new images. The film also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Here’s the official synopsis for Black Panther:
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.