A new TV spot for Marvel’s Black Panther focuses on the film’s central conflict, between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and one of the main villains, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Killmonger, who teams up with Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue to usurp T’Challa’s rightful place on the throne of Wakanda. Set to “Legend Has It” by Run the Jewels – which we’ve heard in a couple of other Black Panther trailers, too – the 30-second teaser packs a lot of action while laying out the basic plot details, resulting in an effective commercial that may even sway those who were initially on the fence about the new film.
A synopsis for the film reveals:
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.
Black Panther is the last Marvel movie before Avengers: Infinity War, the first of a two-part Avengers movie that will officially cap off the first three phases of the MCU. Phase 4 is set to star a group of new Avengers, including the Panther himself alongside Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, and more. It’s unsure whether the end of Avengers 4 will mean the end of the original MCU stars – namely Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers/Captain America – but we’re sure glad that Black Panther is in the picture now.
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Posted by GEEK Magazine on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th, 2018.