As if a new poster, logo, and promise of a teaser trailer wasn't enough, Marvel has gone even further with the release of Black Panther tidbits this week.
A new synopsis for the film has been revealed, and it goes into a little more conflict than the previous descriptions had.
Read the new synopsis below first, and then we can break it down.
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
Previous iterations of the synopsis had included a similar plot, but this new edition had a lot more detail. The biggest difference comes at the end of the statement, when T'Challa's response is being discussed.
This says that he "must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther". We know that Everett Ross will be around to assist T'Challa in the film, and many of his Wakandan allies from the comics have been confirmed as well. It looks like a small army could be raised around Black Panther.
Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira , Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Additional cast members include Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, and John Kani.
Ryan Coogler directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.