The second of Marvel's three 2017 releases, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is a few weeks from swinging in and whilst Thor: Ragnarok should be their next focus, the studio couldn't help but already begin looking ahead to 2018 as the teaser trailer and poster for next Spring's Black Panther have leapt in.

Marvel debuted the teaser trailer during the NBA finals overseas in the States and it has now arrived online so check it out below:

Whilst the teaser certainly doesn't give much away, it does set-up the King of Wakanda's first solo outing and gives us a brief idea of what to expect come February. Chadwick Boseman made his scene-stealing debut as the fan-favourite hero in last Summer's Civil War and, ever since, fans have been eager to see the character stretch his claws a little more in his own film. From what we see in the teaser above, it certainly looks like this will be a much darker, more dramatic MCU affair than we're used to - especially in comparison to the lighter, more colourful GOTG Vol. 2, Homecoming and Ragnarok this year. Whilst it's a short trailer, there's still plenty of cool action and great story and mythos being teased here and I'm certainly already excited to see more.

Personally, Black Panther is one of my more anticipated films of Marvel's in recent years, mainly due just to the talent involved in this project (from director Ryan Coogler to a stellar African-American cast) - not to mention T'Challa's lauded comic-book history as one of the studio's most nuanced superheroes. Accompanying the reveal, a teaser poster has also been released. However, the blending of the colours isn't great and the photoshopping of Boseman's face onto the Black Panther suit is inexcusably bad. In between this and the pretty awful, overstuffed Spider-Man poster from last month, Marvel has really dropped the ball with the quality of their new one-sheets. Nonetheless, though, it doesn't take away from the fact that this is shaping up to be one of Marvel's most promising entries thus far, and one to definitely mark on the calendars.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” 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.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits theatres on February 16, 2018. 
With Ryan Coogler at the helm, and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Forest Whitaker, Black Panther will hit cinemas on February 16th, 2018.

Check out the poster below:

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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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