It’s here! Marvel has released the trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. The trailer is amazing, and as always, we picked through it to find every interesting shot, reference and sequence for you. But first, maybe you should watch the trailer if you haven’t already because, as we just mentioned, it’s rock.
The trailer start with a scene of Ulysses Klaw (Andy Serki) being examined by Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), and Klaw tells Ros about Wankanda. For anyone don’t know Klaw, he is the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Fantastic Four #53, where he stole vibranium from Wakanda, murdered T’Challa’s father and got his hand chopped off, he then replaced it with a sonic gun and turned himself into a robot. Little reminding of Ross, he made his MCU debut in Captain America Civil War. T’challa (Chadwick Boseman), a.k.a Black Panther, is standing outside and looking at Klaw in the examination.
Let’s remember some awsome scene in Captain America Civil War here:
Through the trailer, we have a glance of T’challa’s Wakanda, and it’s such an amazing. A country in the third world look just like a country in the future; it’s incredible. The visuals of Wakanda seem to draw strong influence from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first two arcs on Black Panther (which have set the status quo for Wakanda in the rest of the Marvel Universe).
You can enjoy the trailer of Black Panther here:
We also see soem action in the trailer: jailbreaking scene of Klaw, Black Panther in a car chasing with explosions and car flipping, Black Panther kicks the hell out of Klaw’s gang ignoring the bullets flying at him. When talking about action in the trailer, we can’t skip the suit of Black Panther. It’s amazing from design to capability. The suit is made of vibranium, from Cap’s shield to Wolverine’claws, Black Panther has them all in one suit. How cool it is? It’s easy to explain how Black Panther get the amazing vibranium suit while that kind of metal is very rare. Simple, he’s in a royal family ruling Wakanda – the only source of vibranium on Earth. That also explains the technology advance of Wakanda.
We also learn about Killmonger. It is revealed that his father was forced to help Klaw in his initial raid on Wakanda, so he and his family were exiled for it. Killmonger develops a hatred towards the Black Panther, and trains himself into evil Batman – peak physical condition, genius strategist, science guy – to fight Black Panther.
The villain is not only Killmoneger, we also have M’Baku. The character was originally an Avengers villain known as Man-Ape, created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. He’s super fast and super strong, and has tried to lead many a coup against the throne of Wakanda.
There also a glance at Wakanda’s royal family. Ramonda (Angela Bassett), T’Challa’s stepmother and Queen Mother of Wakanda looks just like what Brian Stelfreeze draw in comic. Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s sister (and eventual Black Panther herself) shows up in the trailer packing panther-glove-cannons.