AceShowbiz - A new trailer for Marvel's "Black Panther" was released during the College Football Playoff national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs on Monday, January 8. Having been made available online, the video includes some new scenes.
The video opens with Martin Freeman's Everett K. Ross interrogating Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue, who reveals the existence of Black Panther. It's followed by a glimpse of T'Challa / the King of Wakanda / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) in action.
There's also a look at Klaue and the main baddie, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), making troubles on the street, before Killmonger comes face-to-face with Wakanda's special forces. "Your secret is all mine now," he says, before showing off his own suit.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, "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.
Serkis plays an arms dealer and gangster. He allies with Killmonger who emerges from his exile to overthrow the King. Lupita Nyong'o stars as Nakia, T'Challa's former lover and an undercover operative of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces of Wakanda who serve as T'Challa's bodyguards. Danai Gurira portrays Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje. Forest Whitaker additionally stars as Zuri, an elder statesman in Wakanda, and the keeper of the Heart-Shaped Herb.
The movie is due out in theaters across the nation on February 16.