Marvel Studios has released a new international poster for the anticipated film directed by Ryan Coogler, and there is one incredibly prominent difference with this poster versus any other as it features an upgraded costume that we haven’t seen yet from his time in Captain America: Civil War, or any of the trailers for the film.
At first glance, the biggest difference between this poster, featuring T’Challa, and any before it is the eyes. Unlike many other superheros, Black Panther does not have a secret identity, he embraces his position as King and Protector of Wakanda in equal measure. In the poster, the built-in function of the mask to lift the lenses up is on full display.
You can check out the new International poster for Black Panther below:
Chadwick Boseman himself recently spoke about why he doesn’t think this distinction between being a superhero and having a secret identity (an alter-ego) is much of a problem for T’Challa:
“No, no no no,” Boseman told Jimmy Kimmel. “You know, there’s still, there’s a certain like fear factor that the mask creates, and there’s still a legend around the character that has been created. I guess you would either have to go to some of the comic books or see it in the movie, but there’s an aspect of it that’s like “is this Black Panther thing real.” You don’t need the secret identity because there’s still the mystery of the Panther’s prowess.”
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Here is the previous posters for Black Panther, which, by comparison, showcases its star without the comic character’s signature vibranium-strengthened mask:
Black Panther is a production of Marvel Studios starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.
The film is set to hit theaters on February 16th, 2018.|
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