Entertainment Weekly Teases First Look of ‘Black Panther’ Cast in Comic-Con Issue

The #BlackPantherSoLit party continues! After the NBA Finals gave us a sneak peek of the highly anticipated Black Panther film last month, fans awaiting the film’s February debut were left on the edge of their seats of how much more magic Ryan Coogler and the Black Panther dream team could bestow us with.

Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con preview double issue just blessed us with a tease we didn’t know we needed. This morning (July 12), EW unveiled its latest cover with the Black Panther cast front and center of the entertainment mag. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o grace the cover as the upcoming film’s central characters. The subheading on the cover reads, “An amazing cast rings to life one of the most beloved, game-changing superhero stories ever.”

We believe it.

The spread offers further insight into the world of Wakanda that the resident visionary (Coogler) and the cast are bringing to theaters next year. There are promotional stills of T’Challa (Boseman) and his legendary foe Erik Killmonger (Jordan) ankle-deep in water, prepared to battle it out.“In this movie, a lot like politics, it’s a little tricky to define who’s [a good guy],” Coogler told the mag. “The film very much plays with those concepts, looking at conflicts and different motivations, and who’s with who.”

Executive producer of the picture Nate Moore added that Black Panther would act as a “tribute to two cinematic classics.” “What I think we landed on was sort of a cross between James Bond and The Godfather,” Moore said. “A big, operatic family drama centered on a world of international espionage. So hopefully we’re getting the best of both worlds.”

To read more about some exclusive behind-the-scenes details about Black Panther, check out the EW spread in full here.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018.


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.