The Claws Are Out For Marvel's Black Superhero

The Claws Are Out For Marvel's Black Superhero

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

The teaser poster for Marvel Studios’ "Black Panther" is now available.

Viewers got their first real look at the nation of Wakanda, as well as plenty of new characters who will be joining T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) on his second Marvel Cinematic Universe outing.

Black Panther was first introduced in the film "Captain America: Civil War." A Marvel Comics mainstay since 1966, Boseman as Panther, will now lead his own solo movie in 2018. After numerous attempts at trying to get a Black Panther movie made for more than 20 years, he’s finally making the jump to live action.

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” stars Boseman who is joined by Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.              

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler (“Creed”) and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’

“Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.