With all the hype for Thor: Ragnarok, it’s easy to forget that Black Panther is coming out only a few months after it. Fortunately, the new trailer Marvel just dropped for the Ryan Coogler-directed film is hard to ignore.
The new trailer focuses a lot on T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and his wondrous kingdom of Wakanda, which looks like it could be from another planet. I love how self-contained the film looks, featuring a whole new part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we haven’t seen yet. We also get our first good look at the film’s main villain, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). I like the look of Jordan’s character when he’s not in a suit, but I’m a little disappointed that his suit looks nearly identical to Black Panther’s, only with some gold on it. I worry that this will be yet another Marvel movie where the villain is just a doppelganger of the hero, but everything else looks awesome so far, so this is a minor nitpick.
Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.