It’s been a long time since a movie trailer has given me goosebumps, but Marvel Studios is running my life after dropping its unannounced full-length Black Panther trailer on Monday.
The movie is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.
Ugh, raise your hand if you weren’t ready! Cause I sure enough wasn’t— my hand is raised hella high.
It didn’t seem to reveal more than what audiences already knew about the plot.Prince T’Challa returns to his home of Wakanda following the events of Captain America: Civil War to be seated on the throne of his late father, King T’Chaka.
It can’t be a smooth transition as societal reject, Erick Killmonger, is poppin’ off on bullshit with his greedy cronies— threatening T’Challa’s homeland and the entire world. Throw in some internal conflicts revolving around responsibility, pressure and leadership and — BAM! We got a movie.
What I didn’t know: there seems to be a second Black Panther also in the mix.
The design and visuals of Wakanda completely blew me away! It’s definitely a place I can’t wait to explore. On the surface, Wakanda has a perfect balance between past and future.
However, it’s obvious the county graduated to that state as it kept an aesthetic that blended into the surrounding jungle environment instead of being a cold, harsh pillar of technological advancement.
We were also shown a few psychedelic scenes that peaked my interest.
Similar to the Thor:Ragnarok trailer, the song selection was beyond perfect. Girl, that SOUND TRACK! Ooh-wee!
It’s Vince Staples’ “BagBak.”
Yes, I’m goin’ all in.
Plus, star Chadwich Boseman looked cool as all get out besides his star-studded team of ass-kicking supporting women, which includes Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Florence Kasumba and, our Walking-Dead bae, Dani Gurira.
And Angela Bassett. Yes, Angela!
I’m not afraid to admit a strong casts of black female actresses — with multiple roles that go beyond slow rising ass tracking shots — is what has me most excited about this Marvel installment. The trailer served as a great reminder.
Of course, what’s any superhero movie without it’s villain? I haven’t formulated my opinion, but most critics seem satisfied — if not expecting a spectacular performance — from Michael B. Jordan.
Of course, the trailer was loaded with action. I wouldn’t have expected anything less than bass-dropping collisions, mid-air fight sequences and other aw-inspiring stunts— all of which were graciously delivered.
In addition to debuting a new trailer, Marvel Studios released a new movie poster, which Boseman, who plays the main character T’Challa, tweeted earlier in the day.