It's safe to say that Black Panther is one of the most anticipated comic book movies on the horizon. And now, Marvel has unveiled a new synopsis to get audiences hyped up for the Chadwick Boseman-led film.
"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, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war."
The synopsis, courtesy of Licensing Global, gives the biggest indication yet of the film's plot. While the previous synopsises had indicated a vague conflict of some kind, this one outlines exactly what is at stake, and gives us some sort of indication of how the film's ensemble cast will come into play. While we already knew that Michael B. Jordan's Kilmonger would be the central antagonist of the film, the idea of him being accompanied by a second 'foe' of T'Challa is certainly new.
In addition, the synopsis outlines how important the fan-favorite Dora Milaje - led by Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia and Danai Gurira's Okoye - will be to the film. The idea of T'Challa enlisting both them and Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman, reprising his role in Civil War) in his crusade is sure to excite fans.
Overall, this new synopsis is sure to excite those who are eagerly waiting for the film - and help pass the time until the February 16th release date.
The full announced cast list follows:
Chadwick Boseman ("Captain America: Civil War," "Get on Up"), Michael B. Jordan ("Creed," "Fruitvale Station"), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong'o ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "12 Years a Slave"), Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead," upcoming "All Eyez on Me"), Martin Freeman ("Hobbit" trilogy, "Sherlock"), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming "Get Out," "Sicario"), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett ("American Horror Story," "London Has Fallen"), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Lee Daniels' "The Butler"), and Andy Serkis ("Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens").
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright ("Urban Hymn," "Glasgow Girls"), Winston Duke ("Person of Interest, "Modern Family"), Florence Kasumba ("Captain America: Civil War," "Emerald City"), Sterling K. Brown ("Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story") and John Kani ("Captain America: Civil War," "Coriolanus").MORE BLACK PANTHER: Kevin Feige Gushes Over Black Panther's High-Class Storytelling / Marvel's Black Panther Wraps Production / Black Panther Trailer Won't Drop Until This Summer
Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.