UPDATE: The Black Panther trailer debuted overnight, and we really dig it. “HERO. LEGEND. KING” reads the tagline that’s just one superlative short of Tony Stark, and we definitely get a taste of all of those during the teaser. Andy Serkis reprises his role as Ulysses Klaw from Avengers: Age of Ultron to tease us with a side of Wakanda that we haven’t seen before, and boy is he right. Our immediate thoughts here are mostly concerned with how badass Michael B. Jordan’s villain looks, but honestly there’s so much to explore that we’re going to have to do a full trailer breakdown. Check out the trailer below and watch out for our full breakdown on the site later today…
Before we get to the mega event that will be Infinity War, the first MCU film of 2018 is Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. And now with its release a little over nine months away, Marvel have kicked off their marketing campaign with an extremely regal poster. Check out Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa in all his glory below.
But that’s not all. The first teaser trailer for the film will also debut tonight during the fourth game of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors. Marvel may have been hoping to unleash this next week during a hugely anticipated Game Six or Seven, but there’s every chance that the NBA season ends tonight, so they’re pulling the trigger now. It’s bad news for basketball fans, but great news for superhero fans as we trade King James for King T’Challa.
The poster alone gives us our best hint at what Wakanda may look like since the post-credits scene in Captain America: Civil War, and we can’t wait to see what Ryan Coogler has in store when the trailer lands tonight. We’ll bring you more when we’ve all seen it, but for now we’ll just remind you that Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Guriria, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, Winston Duke, Sterling K Brown, Letitia Wright and Phylicia Rashad.
So, so lit.