Trailer Sundays: Black Panther steps into the spotlight
Marvel has finally unveiled the first teaser trailer and poster for next February's Black Panther, and boy if both don't look frickin' amazing.
Even before the movie started getting cast, people were understandably excited. Not only will T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, be the first major black superhero to get his own solo franchise movie, but he will be joined by an all-star cast of stellar black actors. Michael B. Jordan! Lupita Nyong'o! Danai Gurira! Angela Bassett! Forest Whitaker! Sterling K. Brown! I could go on and on.
Oh, and Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis are here too, but that's BESIDES THE POINT.
Boseman was undeniably one of the best parts about Captain America: Civil War, a tough feat seeing as how chock-full of spandex-clad characters that film was. I know I'm not alone in looking forward to seeing more of him on screen.
Two months ago, a write up of some preview footage by Slate write Kyle Buchanan confirmed what we all hoped was true: this movie, while firmly set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will have an oeuvre all its own. This is largely in part due to director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station and Creed), who mercifully seems to be allowed to retain much of his own style and aesthetic at Marvel. This is definitely welcome as those films are starting to get difficult to tell apart.
When the teaser, which you can view above, came out on Friday night, Twitter, of course, had some feelings:
Mark your, calendars folks. Black Panther premieres February 16, 2018 - right in the middle of Black History Month. #BlackPantherSoLit
Long live the king.