Friday, June 9, 2017
The first "Black Panther" trailer!
I think Marvel will be a little bit more successful in their efforts. For one, people clearly liked the character in "Civil War," so that will get people in line to buy tickets. Chadwick Bosemen hit a homerun playing the character last year, and we will be anticipating what he will do in his own adventure. Also, Marvel has earned enough clout that people are interested in anything that features the company name. That's what you want when creating a massive franchise like this.
The trailer opens with Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), who we also met in "Civil War" last year interrogating Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) who we met in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." It seems like Wakanda, Black Panther's home, is a mystery to many people. Some people can't even locate itself on the map. It hides in the cover of being a third world country, but Wakanda is anything but. This is a highly technologically advanced society and the visuals of Wakanda is fantastic. Its not a particularly long trailer, but it sets up a struggle between Klaue and Black Panther. We see some glimpses of Erik Kilmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, who will also be a villain in the movie. We see a couple scenes of Danai Gurira in action, and "Walking Dead" fans will love seeing that.
Overall, good trailer. Let me know what you think.