Marvel began teasing “Black Panther” this week, showing a teaser-trailer during Game 4. Of course this is only 1 of many Marvel projects in the works, but should be an interesting installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel fans can watch the first teaser below.
The new Marvel project will follow T’Challa, ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, as he defends his country from internal and external threats. The film was directed by Ryan Coogler, working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole. Chadwick Boseman will be reprising his role as Black Panther for the film, his character was first introduced in “Captain America: Civil War”. Boseman will be joined on screen by Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forrest Whitaker, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue / Klaw, and Phylicia Rashad.
As we mentioned earlier Black Panther was introduced in “Captain America: Civil War,” a film that grossed over $1.1B at the global box-office. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man character was also introduced in that installment, the web-slinger’s solo spinoff “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will hit theaters on July 7, 2017.
This past Spring Marvel began teasing “Thor: Ragnarok,” a film directed by Taika Waititi. Chris Hemsworth will be reprising his role as Thor in that film, and will star alongside Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, and Mark Ruffalo. The previous Thor installment was “Thor: The Dark World” released in 2013. That sequel grossed over $206M at the time, and went on to make $644M at the global box-office.
“Black Panther” will be another stepping stone leading to “Avengers: Infinity War,” a film that will unite almost all of the cinematic universe against Thanos. That final installment is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and will unite the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and other Marvel heroes and villains.
Marvel is set to release “Black Panther” in theaters on February 16, 2018.