It is raining new superhero movies, first Wonder Woman and now Black Panther and it is not unusual for a Marvel Studio flick to be feverishly anticipated but it is something very outrageous about Black Panther. And to be honest, every single pixel of the trailer is as intense as the anticipation is.
But all the ravage is not something very uncommon for Marvel, what is more surprising about the Black Panther trailer is that how closely it hews to Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman rather than any of the previous Marvels. It serves the audience generally ignored by the ‘white male’ superhero genre movies, just like Wonder Woman; it looks colourful in a way by placing the homes of the lead character in brighter, newer and more glorious localities than the more ‘earthly’ and muted tones that we are used to.
The movie trailer introduces us to Wakanka and everyone in the Marvel comics universe knows how secretive and notoriously isolationist Wakanka has always been. And for those who have no idea of what Wakanka is, it is a fictional African nation that, in the comics, is the most advanced country on the planet which promises to be a mix of super-heroic action and political intrigue. The “textiles, shepherds, and cool outfits” that everyone seems to associate with Wakanda, Klaw laughs, are all a front hiding the truth that no one’s ever made it out of Wanda (alive) to expose.
The trailer only offers a glimpse into the new world of Wakanda but it is jam-packed with all new faces including the first look of Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, and Angela Bassett as Ramonda. The trailer also shows Chadwick Boseman, who plays the main character, T’Challa, also known as Black Panther. Black Panther will arrive in theatres on Feb 16, 2018.