T’Challa finds out the weight of responsibility in Black Panther

Black Panther may not be coming out until 2018, but Marvel fans are already enjoying its mind-blowing trailer that was released 16 October.

While the teaser trailer gave a hint about the world of Wakanda through Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), who called it the ‘El Dorado’ of Africa, we find out more about this fictional African nation in the official trailer.

It begins with a space-age jet flying between looming waterfalls and over virgin jungle before piercing a shield that cloaks Wakanda from the rest of the world – hence the ‘El Dorado’ reference.

What follows are glimpses of King T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) state-of-the-art lair/playroom on top of a cliff, an Afrofuturistic Wakanda that looks like it belongs in a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, kickass women in the forms of bodyguard Okoye (Danai Gurira), his younger half-sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and his mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and of course, bad guy Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) who will be schooling T’Challa on how great power comes with great responsibility.

“What happens now, determines what happens to the rest of the world.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther drops in theatres 16 February 2018.

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