Black Panther received another trailer earlier today–the last one before the superhero adaptation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) releases in theaters worldwide next month.
The movie is set two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War, in which a brainwashed Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan, assassinated T’Chaka, the ruler of the African nation of Wakanda. The kingdom is now in political turmoil and on the brink of war.
Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, has plans to take over the empty throne by force with a military coup. The situation calls T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, to return to his homeland and fight for his right to rule.
This will be the first time that the audience gets a detailed look on the kingdom of Wakanda, a location that holds great significance in the comic books and original works. It is one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet, as seen in the latest trailer, but has cut itself off from the rest of the world. Some of the internal conflict from sworn adversaries is based on how Wakanda continues to rely on alien technology.
According to online retailer Fandango, the Black Panther movie has broken the record for the most pre-sold movie tickets in the MCU so far. Captain America: Civil War previously held this record from 2016.
Black Panther will open in theaters on February 16. It will be the last release in the MCU before the highly anticipated arrival of Avengers: Infinity War on May 4.
The mightiest heroes from Earth, including Black Panther, will soon join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy in an all-out war against Thanos and his loyal followers in the Black Order.