BLACK PANTHER, First Trailer

The first trailer has been released for Black Panther, the next in the Marvel Comics franchise. The movie doesn’t arrive until Feb. 16 of next year, but the Hollywood Reporter notes the trailer release is timed to the success of another current super-hero movie, to show that “the studio has its own Wonder Woman in waiting.”

Point by point breakdowns of the less than 2 minute teaser, which is trending on YouTube, come from io9, ScreenRant, and New York magazine, particularly noting the images of the Black Panther’s homeland, Wakanda, as well as the Dora Milaje, the all female bodyguards of the Black Panther.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther, along with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

A couple of tie-ins have already been announced.

World of Reading: Black Panther This is Black Panther (Level 1) by Andy Schmidt (Hachette/Marvel Press)

Black Panther The Battle for Wakanda: A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book by Brandon T. Snider, Michael Dorris (Hachette/Marvel Press – cover not yet released).

Viewers first saw Black Panther in the hugely successful movie Captain America: Civil War,
but long before that film the comics character attracted attention thanks to his revival in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s comics, now collected in
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze (Hachette/Marvel). See our earlier posts for more background.

Later this month, another spin-off of the series arrives in a collaboration between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay,  Black Panther: World of Wakanda: Dawn of the Midnight Angels.

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