It's safe to say that the first trailer to Marvel's Black Panther was met with a positive response. The trailer gained both an impressive social media presence and a significant amount of views, with many championing its world building and diverse cast of characters.
As it turns out, that feeling of excitement isn't limited to fans, but to members of the film's cast. Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Dora Milaje member Nakia in the film, detailed her reaction - which involved her "screaming louder than anybody else" - during a recent interview with Access Hollywood.
"I mean, it’s really exciting," Nyong'o explained, "and I was a part of it of course. There’s still being a lot of work done on it and we have to deliver something as good as that trailer, but that trailer was very encouraging. It’s exciting. It’s so empowering. I couldn’t help but twerk as I watched it."
The Oscar-winning actress also described the empowerment she felt while watching Black Panther's trailer, and what that will mean when the film is released next year.
“To see myself reflected back to me does something so powerful." Nyong'o revealed. "You rise up a little, and I think we could all use that kind of representation."
After the events of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje,
The film stars Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Lupita
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn), Winston Duke (Modern Family), Florence Kasumba (Emerald City), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson) and John Kani (Coriolanus). Ryan Coogler directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp