The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther aired during game four of the 2017 NBA Finals and hoo-boy that first one was a doozy. Chadwick Boseman‘s titular character was first introduced in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, where his father—representing the nation of Wakanda—was assassinated, putting T’Challa (Black Panther) on the throne. A throne of which Civil War didn’t have time to show— because the attack on his father was one of the main propellers to the civil war that Black Panther was now thrust into.
Watch full teaser below.
Boseman, who debuted the character in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” plays T’Challa, the king of a fictional, technologically-advanced African nation, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. When an old adversary (Michael B. Jordan‘s Killmonger) reappears, T’Challa is forced to rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther in order to protect his kingdom and the fate of mankind.
Danai Gurira (Okoye), Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue), and Sterling K. Brown also star in the film. The superhero tentpole is directed by “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” filmmaker Ryan Coogler.
“Black Panther” hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.