Fresh images from Marvel’s Black Panther offer a glimpse of what’s to come 

By ·July 12, 2017 3:11 pm

The latest issue of EW is a Comic-Con preview issue, and with it sees the release of a slew of new images for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film. The production stills offer a fresh look at the exceptional cast in all their glory, as well as a glimpse of the the fantastical African nation of Wakanda. Given that the film landed the cover story for this special issue, it seems likely that Black Panther will have a heavy presence at Comic-Con this year and more news is undoubtedly forthcoming.

Black Panther sees T’Challa in his first solo adventure after returning home following the events of Captain America: Civil War. The trailer gives fans a great feel for the unique tone of the film as well as a glimpse of the technologically advanced world of Wakanda and its key players. It also does well at establishing its lead character both in and out of costume, and looks to be emotionally driven with plenty of action. The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:

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.

Check out a selection of the new images below, and for more head over to EW’s cover story.

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018 (via EW)

L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Ayo (Florence Kasumba). Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018 (via EW)

Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther/T’Challa, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Letitia Wright as Shuri. Credit: Kwaku Alston/EW.

Zuri (Forest Whitaker). Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018 (via EW)

L to R: T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018 (via EW)

L to R: Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman). Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018 (via EW)

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.

Black Panther claws its way into U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

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Image credits: Marvel, EW

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Written by Jennifer Izykowski

TV and Film Writer

Jennifer is currently a stay at home mother residing in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York with a background in business management. At present, she is training to be a care provider for the elderly and disabled.

Hobbies and interests include homesteading, self defense and tactical training, hiking, photography, writing, reading, drawing, painting, television, comics, and film.

Specialty subjects include horror, The Walking Dead comic and tv series, Star Wars, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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