#BlackPantherSoLit: Watch The Epic Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Marvel dropped its first look of Black Panther with its teaser trailer and here’s the general consensus: #BlackPantherSoLit!

On Friday, during Game 4 of the NBA Championship, Marvel unveiled the highly-anticipated first look of Black Panther via a teaser trailer. Black Panther has been a character fans have been looking forward to seeing a movie centered on since his big reveal in Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman and his portrayal of King T’Challa/Black Panther stuck out to viewers, so much so, that developing a standalone film/franchise for the character was announced to be underway last year.

And now, viewers are being treated to their first taste of the Ryan Coogler-directed picture and it’s everything we thought it would be.

The film, slated for a February 2018 debut, is not an origin story, and picks up where we last saw T’Challa in last year’s third Captain America entry. It will focus on T’Challa as he returns to the fictional technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda after the death of his father, former King T’Chaka. With the help of Wakanda’s special forces, the Dora Milaje and CIA agent Everett Ross, T’Challa will unexpectedly have to fight for the throne as enemies within his own country conspire against him.

Along with stunning visuals and a gripping story, the teaser gave off a lot of Afrocentric vibes and showed off a rather diverse cast of seasoned actors. In the trailer, we see a first look of Michael B. Jordan as villain Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as T’Challa’s love interest Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, and Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother Ramonda.

During the night’s big reveal, Black Panther took the spotlight on social media away from the Cavs as the hashtag #BlackPantherSoLit spread like wildfire, being used in 15,400 tweets, according to CNBC. Between 9 PM EST and midnight, the teaser spurred on an additional 109,000 tweets that used the hashtag #BlackPanther.

Now, if only February 16, 2018 can get here sooner. Until then, check out the teaser trailer below.

Photo Credit: Marvel/YouTube

Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.