Out of nowhere, Marvel Entertainment dropped a fresh Black Panther trailer Monday morning. Catch it in full up top to ensure your Monday gets off to a decidedly not shitty start.
Fans were given a first look at Coogler's film back in June during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Just before that early glimpse at the eighteenth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Complex spoke with executive producer Nate Moore about the celebrated character's journey to the big screen. "Growing up as a kid collecting comics, Black Panther was a character that always spoke to me both graphically and in terms of story," Moore said. "There aren't a lot of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that look like Black Panther from either a character or style standpoint and being in the heart of Africa in Wakanda, this nation that's the most technologically advanced in the world, is a really compelling concept that lends itself to a ton of storytelling."
Boseman's T'Challa already got a proper introduction in Captain America: Civil War, meaning Black Panther will pick up right after the events of the Russo brothers' 2016 box office giant. "[T'Challa] never intended to become the king for years because he figured his dad would be around for a long time," Moore explained. "T'Chaka's death is, in a lot of ways, the catalyst for everything that's happening in Black Panther."
Boseman is joined by an outstanding cast that also includes Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and more. The script was penned by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story). Judging by Boseman's comments to CBR last September, fans should expect the final product to be the exact opposite of, say, Ant-Man. "I'm glad that the tone of [Black Panther] may be a little grittier," he said.
You can currently catch Boseman in Reginald Hudlin's Marshall.