Black Panther Teaser Trailer Released During NBA Finals
Tonight, fans of the NBA, Marvel comics, the MCU and basic representation of People of Color in the media were treated to the first teaser trailer for Marvel's Black Panther. The trailer shows us 2 or so white faces awash in a sea of Black talent. I've been waiting for this for my entire life and even before, so feast your eyes:
In Captain America: Civil War, the role of king, as well as Black Panther was cast upon T'Challa far before he thought it would be. His father, T'Chaka, died in an explosion caused by Zemo in an effort to lure out the Winter Soldier. Unfortunately, T'Challa had to don his destiny under the worst circumstances and it doesn't seem like things get much better for our hero after the events of Civil War. We ended the movie with a tease about the potential confilct between Wakandans and anyone who would try to wrestle Bucky's cryo-stored body from the advanced scientific reach of the nation. It seems as though there's far more at play than that, but we'll have to wait to see what nefarious purpose Michael B Jordan's (and co.) character has in the movie.
A Disney press release offers a plot synopsis for the film:
"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 will be released on February 16, 2018.