Marvel's Black Panther Gets Wild New Trailer
"I'm just getting started!"
The first of 2018's superhero movies is Marvel's Black Panther, and it hits theaters next month. The character of T'Challa, the crime-fighting king of Wakanda, made an impressive debut in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and his standalone movie looks sets to deliver the action-packed goods.
A new extended TV spot has landed, and it features plenty of new footage. There's more of Andy Serkis's shady arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, confrontations between T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the villainous Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), and tons of thrilling action. Check it out above.
The trailer follows the previous ones that were released in December, October, and June. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), and the cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker. It hits theaters on February 12, 2018.
In a recent interview with Fandango, Coogler spoke about the character of Killmonger, and what sets him apart from previous Marvel bad guys. "I will say what makes him different--not from all Marvel villains, but I think a lot of Marvel villains--is that he has a real world sensibility to him," he said. "I think it's a benefit of having Mike as an actor, but he's a character that I think will feel very familiar to audiences. I think Marvel has had villains who you can relate to, but I think even more than that, you feel like he's of this world. He's very grounded, I would say."
In related news, it was confirmed recently that Jordan will return for Creed 2, the upcoming sequel to Coogler's hit Rocky spin-off. The film is to be directed by Steven Caple Jr, following the decision of writer and co-star Sylvester Stallone to step aside from directing duties.