What can make the start of the weekend even sweeter? Definitely the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther!
The highly anticipated superhero film from Creed and Fruitvale Station director, Ryan Coogler, teases the secret world of Wakanda and its king, T’Challa – Black Panther himself. From the trailer alone, Coogler seems to embrace the look set forth by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also injecting his own distinctive style of direction. If there’s one big complaint I’ve always had with the Marvel movies is that it seemingly often sacrifices style for the sake of great storytelling. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when you’ve watched over 10 of these MCU films, one starts looking for something more… refreshing. With this fun teaser, it looks like Black Panther may be one to accomplish that merger between style and storytelling.
Read the official synopsis for Marvel’s Black Panther below.
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” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.