Following the loss of his father – the King of Wakanda, who we saw meet his end in Captain America: Civil War – T’Challa (Boseman) heads back home to take his rightful place on the throne. Of course, it won’t be that easy. A powerful old enemy reappears that not only puts Wakanda in jeopardy, but the whole world as well.
The powerhouse studio that is Marvel looks to continue its impressive run with an energetic, vibrant-looking superhero pic that expands the universe by introducing us to the political workings and the threats besetting a sumptuously designed fictional African nation. The trailer offers up a lot to enjoy, including much more of Michael B. Jordan’s villainous Erik Killmonger and Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue/Klaw, the latter of whom we saw lose his arm in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler is two for two so far, impressing with both Fruitvale Station and Creed. Let’s make it a hatrick.
Black Panther, also starring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker, will arrive in Australia on February 15 and hits the US on February 16, 2018.
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.