Enter the world of Wakanda with Marvel and Black Panther!
During Game 4 of the NBA finals tonight, Marvel Studios has released the very first trailer for Black Panther!
What do you know about Wakanda?
“Explorers have searched for it. Called it El Dorado. They looked for it in South America, but it was in Africa the whole time,” Klaue tells Ross during an interrogation. “I’m the only one who’s seen it and made it out alive.”
“In that scene, they play the audience surrogate,” the trailer director Ryan Coogler explains. “One person knows quite a bit about Wakanda, and another person thinks they do — but they don’t. It’s just a teaser, so we don’t want to give away too much. But I thought it would be awesome to start with a character who has seen Wakanda in its true light.”
Watch the ‘Black Panther’ teaser below.
“What makes Panther different from other Marvel superheroes is, he doesn’t seem himself as a superhero. He sees himself as a politician,” Coogler says. “He wakes up thinking, ‘How am I going to fulfill my duties as king of this place?’”
So Nate Moore (the producer) was not cheating when he promised us a great movie!
“What’s great is that people have already met Chadwick [Boseman] in Civil War, so now we get to jump in feet first without having to tell a more traditional origin story. We meet him as his world is changing. Black Panther takes place right after the events of Civil War, so T’Challa’s father has just been killed, he has returned home to Wakanda, and T’Challa has to navigate potentially becoming the new ruler of this nation. He never intended to become the king for years because he figured his dad would be around for a long time. T’Chaka’s death is, in a lot of ways, the catalyst for everything that’s happening in Black Panther.”