Watch the All Black Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

The teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther shows that Black folk were made for comic book movies.

We’ve been going on for months about just how Black Marvel’s Black Panther is. After Ava DuVernay passed on the director’s seat, Ryan Coogler stepped in. And with every major casting decision, the movie looked better and better. But we’ve had to wait until now to get a glimpse at what it will all look like. And it is glorious.

Black Is Beautiful

From this short minute and 1/2, we can already see that this will be a gorgeous film. From the vibrant settings to the stunning cast, Black Panther is already shaping up to be one of Marvel’s most artistic films. High-profile stars Lupita N’yongo, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, and Angela Bassett all appear in the trailer. And they all command the screen in their own ways.

The Black Panther Story

This trailer doesn’t offer up enough to give us the whole plot, but we can see the Michael B. Jordan is fully embracing his role as a villain. A big portion of the trailer focuses on the battles and special effects, as every comic book movie does, and I’m anxious to see these full scenes play out. Even more importantly, the fictional African nation of Wakanda takes center stage. Careful attention is paid to the ways Africa is depicted. There is strength in that heritage. And Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther embodies that heritage. The imagery of Black Panther as the avenging hero and king of an African nation is iconic.

In the end, this little taste of Black Panther does just what it needed to do. It will have the masses excited while making us all feel like its February 16, 2018 release date is way too far away.

Watch the trailer below:

Per the press release:

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Boseman) 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.

Photo credit: Marvel

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.