We get it. The teaser poster for the next Marvel movie Black Panther tells us how kingly and dominating he is. But we also know that his rule as king will come with some heavy obstacles.
T’Challa (aka Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman) was first seen in Captain America: Civil War. In his solo movie, he will try to take over the throne after his father’s murder. The Black Panther will also have to try to protect his home, the kingdom of Wakanda, against an old foe that conspires to destroy the country and spark a global war.
The Black Panther will also have to try to protect his home, the kingdom of Wakanda, against an old foe that conspires to destroy the country and spark a global war.
The film is the 18th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be directed by Creed director Ryan Coogler.
- Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther – The king and protector of Wakanda, a fictional African nation. Boseman played Thoth in Gods of Egypt.
- Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger – A Wakandan exile who seeks to overthrow T’Challa. Jordan starred in 2015’s Fantastic Four as Johnny Storm/ The Human Torch.
- Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia – T’Challa’s love interest and a member of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces of Wakanda who serve as T’Challa’s bodyguards. Nyong’o’s breakthrough role was as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.
- Danai Gurira as Okoye – The head of the Dora Milaje. Gurira portrays the character Michonne in The Walking Dead.
Black Panther is one of the most important and highly anticipated films Marvel has on its line-up. It is set in Wakanda, a fictional African nation that is the most advanced country on the planet in the comic books. It looks like moviegoers will see more of Wakandan, which will figure immensely in the story. We can expect a mix of superheroic action and political intrigue.
Black Panther is set to be released in the United States on February 16, 2018, in IMAX.