Story by Mark Beresford
We’ve finally been given a deeper look into the new Black Panther world with the movie gearing for a 2018 release. The latest trailer certainly fires up the appetite for the feature and here’s just a few reasons the tease has us giddy.
We now know what Wakanda will look like, and it is AMAZING! Showing all the force, power and respect of hidden ruling nation it gives a hefty dose of the people’s future tech with the storylines tribal roots all mixed into a fantastic visual aesthetic of Afrofuturism.
T’Challa (seemingly fresh from his departure in Civil War) has returned to take on a new power suit. The subtle visual changes may only hit a few frames, but the true nature of his raw strength and insane agility is all there and will likely hand us some powerful battles in the final release. Also accompanied by his US government tag along and comic relief Everett K. Ross played by Martin Freeman, while the film is likely to carry the same intensity of the trailer throughout under the acting of a stunning cast, Ross will lend himself well to ease moments.
Alongside the returning Ulysses Klaue and lining up for a breakout performance, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger is a complete scene stealer, be it his impeccable style or fierce intensity, Black Panther needed someone capable of standing up to the challenge of Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, and we sure have it here.
Finally, the soundtrack! Dropping in hints of Vince Staples and the iconic The Revolution Will Not Be Televised from Gil Scott-Heron, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the first steps into Wakanda. Couple that with Run The Jewels hitting the first teaser and previous rumours of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest having involvement, and we may have a soundtrack to storm them all.
We still have endless questions, like will Cap and Bucky be there? Will Klaw make a full-strength appearance? And what roles will M’Baku and Shuri play? Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait until we can answer these.
Black Panther hits cinemas February 2018.
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