With Thor: Ragnarok ready to blow audiences away in just a couple weeks, Marvel Studios is already looking ahead to its next installment of its ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe with the highly anticipated Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman returns as the classic Marvel hero who made his first onscreen appearance in Captain America: Civil War, this time the action focusing on T’Challa and his royal reign in his native Wakanda. The latest trailer for Creed director Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming blockbuster brings the good and then some, teasing plenty of eye-popping action and a kingdom in danger as T’Challa is forced to take on the villainous forces of Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis).
Ryan Coogler has assembled an all-star cast to assist Chadwick Boseman in populating the fictional kingdom of Wakanda, including Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker. They’re joined by Get Out breakout star Daniel Kaluuya, as well as Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett.
The world of Wakanda will break new ground in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Black Panther lands in theaters on February 16, 2018.
The official synopsis for Black Panther:
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” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.