In a newly released clip called “Kinetic Energy,” Black Panther fans are treated to one minute of action-packed dopeness.
Viewers get to see Chadwick Boseman transform from his character’s street clothes vibe to the sleek, agile, and powerful Black Panther persona.
Letitia Wright has a prominent role in the clip. She commandeers a high-tech car that literally appears out of nowhere and has some pretty legit bulletproofing. The high energy trailer must have been a workout for Boseman (and his stunt double).
There are lots of athletic jumps and pounces (he is Black Panther after all) as King T’Challa/Black Panther avoids harm and confronts his enemies, all while looking cool as hell.
Viewers are also treated to a glimpse of Wakanda’s urban, night-time landscape.
The biggest, blackest movie of 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther is set for release on Feb. 16, and it’s already on track to be the biggest, Blackest movie of the year.
The first ever Black-led superhero movie for the studio has already got people talking, and we’ve seen some pretty epic trailers released as we gear up for February.
T’Challa, who first appeared in Captain America: Civil War, inherited the throne during that movie’s events when his father, King T’Chaka, was killed. Now, in Black Panther, T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, returns to his homeland to claim that throne and all of the responsibility that it entails. After all, Wakanda is the most technologically advanced country in the world, and they guard their secrets fiercely.
“He has to keep harmony between the tribes within his country, and that means managing expectations and doing things that are unpopular,” director Ryan Coogler explained, according to BlackMovie.com. “At the same time, he is the protector of that nation.”