Black Panther is getting a new suit in his upcoming movie and a new SDCC poster confirms it has at least one cool new feature.
A poster for Black Panther distributed by Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con confirms that Black Panther's mask will have several glowing stripes, just like it does in the current comic series. The stripes are etched in intricate patterns that match Black Panther's accent stripes from the original film.
While the glowing stripes are pretty awesome looking, they may also have a practical use. Black Panther's suit is made of vibranium, a unique metal that can absorb and redistribute energy. When an enemy attacks Black Panther in the comics, the suit absorbs the kinetic energy and its accent stripes glow to signal that Black Panther can use that energy in a counter attack.
You can check out the poster below and get a glimpse of Black Panther's new costume in action:
Black Panther will be one of the featured movies at Marvel's Saturday night presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, so it's possible that we'll get some new information or even a new trailer there.
Black Panther currently has a 4.03 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can submit your vote here. The official description is listed below.
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
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther), Lupita Nyong'o(Nakia), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Daniel Kaluuya (W'Kabi), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaw), Florence Kasumba (Ayo), John Kani (King T'Chaka), Winston Duke (M'Baku/Man-Ape), Sterling K. Brown (N'Jobu), and Letitia Wright (Shuri).