Published On: Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

Andy Serkis takes center stage in ‘Black Panther’ trailer, chaos in Wakanda

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther aired during game four of the 2017 NBA Finals and fans are thrilled to be getting a dose of Chadwick Boseman’s character, introduced in Captain America: Civil War.

Opening on Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaw describing Wakanda as “El Dorado” and as an advanced African nation with hidden secrets and scoffing at SHIELD’s Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and then the action begins.

Director Ryan Coogler‘s vision of Wakanda takes over as T’Challa will be battling for control of his nation. Michael B Jordan is a crazed brother full of angst named Erik Killmonger, gunning for the throne and Winston Duke will play the antagonist Man-Ape.

There are already plenty facts to be learned from the teaser: Warrior Falls will be the setting of his coronation, Ayo, played by Florence Kasumba and first seen in Civil War returns, fans get a peak at Okoye, played by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, the leader of the Dora Milaje and Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o.

Nakia falls deeply in love with T’Challa in the comic books, and her obsession with him eventually made her an enemy.

King T’Chaka (John Kani) is giving the voiceover in the second half of the trailer, intoning, “You are a good man with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be king.”

Check out the footage below.

Letitia Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad and Forest Whitaker also star.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th.

The official synopsis:

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.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.  

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