The first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther gave us a peek into the newest corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This new one gives us a bit more as far as character/story details and continues to wow us with the hidden city of Wakanda. Aside from being the most technologically advanced civilization on the planet, it’s the only place on Earth to find Vibranium. It’s the strongest substance in the MCU (Adamantium is stronger but owned by Fox) and is what Captain America’s shield is made from. T’Challa is now king of Wakanda in the wake of the events of Captain America: Civil War. He must figure out the kind of king he will become, while facing the threats both at home and abroad to both his throne and kingdom.
Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross, who seems to be the MCU’s new and less cooler Agent Coulson, seems to be the films connection to the outside world who has become interested in the mysteries surrounding Wakanda. It also seems as if Erik Killmonger starts an insurgence because he believes T’Challa has let too many outsiders in ergo he should be Black Panther, which we see him sport his own suit with gold trim. Killmonger seems to join forces with Ulysees Klaue, who looks to maybe have his robotic klaw/arm in one of the shots towards the end. Klaw was in Avengers: Age of Ultron, who lost said arm in a Vibranium deal with Ultron. He has seen the hidden city and is likely very interested in getting his Klaw on more Vibranium. It also seems like we will get a look at Necropolis, the Wakandan City of the Dead where all former Black Panthers are entombed. If the final Infinity Stone, the Soul Stone, isn’t in the upcoming Thor:Ragnarok, then this is exactly where it will surface. Since Wakanda is the last place we saw Steve Rogers, I’m hoping we see the Renegade himself appear in a post credit scene to fetch his pal Bucky.
Staring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panter, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Stan Lee once again reprising his cameo appearance as The Watchers Informant, Black Panther hits theaters February 16th, 2018.