About four months ago, Marvel Studios gave us a taste of T’Challa’s home nation of Wakanda in the Black Panther teaser trailer. The official trailer launched in October, and it looks amazing! Haven’t heard of T’Challa, Wakanda, or Black Panther? Here’s the latest scoop on Marvel’s upcoming movie.
Who is T’Challa?
We first met T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in Captain America: Civil War. He and his father, the king of the African nation of Wakanda, met with other countries at a UN conference in Vienna. The Avengers would sign the Accords and agree to work with the UN. A bomb set by The Winter Solider killed many people and T’Challa’s father during the meeting. T’Challa now becomes the owner of the Panther Habit, a super-suit worn by every Wakandan king. As Black Panther, T’Challa joined Team Iron Man. His mission? To take down the Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes for killing his father.
Over the course of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa has a change of heart and ultimately helps Steve protect Bucky.
Back to Wakanda
T’Challa heads back to his technological kingdom to assume the throne in Black Panther. Not everything is peaceful at his return. Factions of Wakanda are preparing for a coup. Burned by T’Challa’s father, N’Jadaka AKA Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) experienced exile for years. This ex-warrior decided he’s had enough. Erik slips on his Golden Jaguar Habit, ready to take the country down and T’Challa with it.
Wakanda is a nation with women who can kick serious butt. Dora Milaje are the king’s warriors and bodyguards. Okoye (Denai Gurira) plays leader to her fellow members Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Xoliswa (Sydelle Noel), and Ayo (Florence Kasumba). Ayo is security chief, and appeared alongside T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War.
SDCC gave us a Black Panther panel with the cast. The teaser trailer just wasn’t enough. Marvel Studios finally released Black Panther‘s official trailer!
Check it out!
Marvel announced Black Panther back in 2014. I knew it would be awesome when I first saw T’Challa in Civil War. Now it’s almost here, and I can’t wait!
Catch Black Panther in theaters February 16, 2018!