A double-dose of fantastic trailers for the forthcoming Black Panther movie was released today, setting the scene — quite literally, in Wakanda — for the latest solo movie starring one of the Avengers.
Both trailers highlight what an amazingly advanced society the hidden African nation Wakanda is — light-years ahead of Western society. Yet Wakanda is shrouded in mystery and mostly the stuff of rumors, which is exactly how the Wakandan people and their king. T’Challa, like it.
As we learned in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther is the protector of Wakanda, a mantle passed down through generations of kings, which has now fallen on T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
Here is the extended version of the trailer, with extra scenes after the original footage:
Marvel describes the movie thusly:
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.
Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), the film stars Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther opens Feb. 16, 2018.