Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
It’s here ladies and gentleman! During game 4 of the NBA Finals, Disney and Marvel Studios have released a first look at their highly anticipated film, Black Panther. Earlier today, a new poster was released to further increase the hype going into this film.
Rumor has it that Marvel was going to release the trailer next week during game 5 but had to switch it to tonight because the Golden State Warriors are on the verge of sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Black Panther is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War which saw the debut of the titular character and showcases what life is like in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda.
Synopsis: After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright, Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and John Kani.