It’s still almost a year away, but Black Panther has just debuted its first teaser trailer well in advance. Just in case we were going to forget about one of the most anticipated installments of the MCU so far? Hey, we can’t complain. This movie is going to be great, and different. We wish it was here now, but it’s not even the next Marvel movie. Or the next next one.
When it comes out: February 16, 2018
Who is in it: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Basset, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis
What it’s about: Black Panther, who made his big screen debut in Captain America: Civil War gets a new kind of origin story in his own solo piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman reprises his role as the superhero, also known as T’Challa, newly crowned king of Wakanda. He faces challengers to his throne and villains including Man-Ape (Duke), teams up with a CIA agent (Freeman) and defends his country and his position as its leader.
How is the trailer: For such a short spot, there’s a lot packed in here, more than was expected this early. Of course, the CG is probably what is most unfinished, and that’s fine. It’s still fascinating that that’s what Wakanda looks like. Who knew this movie was going to be so sci-fi? This doesn’t look like any other MCU movie, and that’s very exciting, as is the fact that this is a black superhero done right and respectably, surrounded mostly by other people of color. The only bad thing is the long wait we have until it arrives.