With just under a year until Marvel’s Black Panther is released, the studio has released the first teaser trailer for the film. It can be seen above.
Like Spider-Man, Black Panther made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War. It was in Civil War that Marvel introduced the world of Wakanda — and its leader, King T’Chaka. T’Chaka was the father of T’Challa, and it was his death — at the hands of the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes — that led to T’Challa donning the Black Panther suit in Civil War. By the end of the film, however, he was providing a safe hiding spot for a couple of heroes, including Captain America and Barnes.
Marvel hasn’t released a synopsis of the movie, but during San Diego Comic-Con last year, cast member Lupita Nyong’o gave a brief, but detailed description, of what the movie will focus on.
“Black Panther's leadership [of Wakanda] is being threatened by two foes that come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the CIA and the Dora Milaje to try to defeat the enemy,” Nyong’o said, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Black Panther will also have strong ties to the next Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War, according to Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios. Black Panther is the last movie to come out before Avengers: Infinity War, giving it the important duty of setting up the events of that film.
Black Panther will be released on Feb. 16, 2018.