The Official ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Has Arrived, And it’s Everything

blame it on Meka October 16, 2017

“How much more are you hiding?”

During the 2017 NBA Finals, the one thing that captured the most attention ironically wasn’t Kevin Durant overcoming The Based God’s Curse the game itself: it was the first look at Marvel’s highly-anticipate upcoming film, Black Panther. Although less than two minutes, the teaser clip received instant acclaim from critics and fans alike, racking up millions of views within the first day of its release.

(I personally watched the trailer a good ten times straight, while at the airport.)

Now, the official — and first — trailer for the film has surfaced. Marvel’s first “Black superhero movie,” it appears to be aware of its existence (or, non-existence for that matter) within its Marvel Cinematic universe. As expected, the film follows the events of Captain America: Civil War, in which T’Challa, aka Black Panther, begins his quest to assume the throne of the king of Wakanda. Unfortunately, many opposing forces stand in his way. The trailer shows a lot more than the teaser (naturally), focusing on some of the more action-packed parts of the film.

Not to mention, all of this goes on while Vince Staples‘ “BagBak” plays throughout.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross) and Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue). Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), it arrives in theaters February 16th, 2018.