Marvel Gives Fans First Look of ‘Black Panther’ with the Release of Official Poster and Synopsis

Marvel has unveiled an official first look of Black Panther and is making Friday (June 9) a day of epic reveals for the upcoming franchise. It started this morning when the new Black Panther movie poster debuted on the web, showing an unmasked Black Panther sitting on his throne. Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa can be seen looking directly into camera, focused and unbothered while donning his intricate body-contoured black claw-bearing suit.

The poster is setting the Black Panther release exclusives in motion that will end with a teaser trailer. During tonight’s NBA finals, fans will get a first look of what to expect to see from the seemingly ambiguous film.

The film picks up where Captain America: Civil War left off and, according to Deadline, “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.”

Noticeably absent from the poster reveal are the other stars of the film, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker, but hopefully tonight’s teaser will show glimpses of the other faces of Wakanda.

The Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther is based off a screenplay co-written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Kevin Feige will act as producer while Louis D’Esposito, Nate Moore, Victoria Alonso, Jeffrey Chernov, and Stan Lee are executive producers.

Black Panther is slated to premiere on February 16, 2018.

Photo Credit: Marvel

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