Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Black Panther was unleashed in the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie. And it ignited excitement and eager anticipation among African Americans and Marvel fans nationwide.

The footage gives fans the first look at such big stars as Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) and Michael B. Jordan, as well as, of course, Chadwick Boseman, who plays the titular Black Panther. It also previews a sprawling Wakanada — and the political turmoils inside of the region.

The film follows Boseman’s T’Challa, who was introduced in Captain America: Civil War and returns to Wakanda after the death of his father, the king of the nation.

Black Panther reigned supreme in the first poster for the film, which was also released by Marvel on Friday. The first look at the film featured the titular hero perched on his throne in Wakanda.

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 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.

Take a look at the funniest Black Panther tweets that express the eagerness to see the Marvel movie.

(Source — YouTube/MarvelStudios)

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Terry Shropshire

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