With San Diego Comic-Con around the corner, we're starting to learn more about the various production companies' and publishers' plans for the event. We already know Marvel Studios is holding a huge presentation to showcase some of their upcoming movies, such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
The latter was recently featured in Entertainment Weekly's SDCC issue, with stars Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and more showcased in some brand new photos loaded with information about the movie.
Black Panther will pit the King of Wakanda against a pair of foes with their own agendas, as the trailer reveals Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger break out Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue (AKA Klaw) from imprisonment.
Killmonger is described as "a dissident from the country and aspiring prince who has colluded with a hostile foreign adversary in a bid to bring down the rightful heir to Wakanda's throne."
Executive producer Nate Moore provided more insight into the character's motivations and backstory, indicating that the film will be true to the source material.
"I think Killmonger has his own opinion on how Wakanda has been run and should run," Moore said, "and what I think Michael brings to the table is sort of a charming antagonist, who doesn't agree with how T'Challa is running things, frankly. I think that puts T'Challa in a difficult situation. Killmonger is a voice of a different side of Wakanda."
Killmonger allies with Klaue, who wants to get his hands on more of the valuable Vibranium that comes from the country.
"As long as he can amass fortune and cause disruption in the world at the same time, I think he's a happy man," Serkis said about his character.
We'll likely learn more about the film during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con next week.
Black Panther his theaters February 16, 2018.
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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 is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.0comments
Marvel's Black Panther will open in theaters on February 16, 2018.
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