Since Chadwick Boseman’s phenomenal turn as Marvel’s King T’Challa of Wakanda–the superhero known as the Black Panther–appeared in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, anticipation has been building for the actor and character’s upcoming February 2018 solo film. To whet our appetites, Marvel and Disney have just dropped a first teaser poster for the movie, featuring Boseman as T’Challa looking particularly regal as he sits on the throne of Wakanda.
Knowing that the poster–while gorgeous–might not be enough to keep fans sated, a teaser trailer for the film will drop tonight during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. We’ll have an update later tonight when the footage hits.
Black Panther debuts February 16, 2018.
From the official movie description:
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.