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WATCH: Trailer for ‘Black Panther’, Marvel’s first African super hero

After a blockbuster introduction in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s first African superhero, ‘Black Panther’ played by Chadwick Boseman, is ready to front his own feature, and it is already causing a stir on social media. The cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya,  Atandwa Kani,Florence Kasumba, Danai Gurira and many others of African origins. 

From the trailer released it seems, he’s going to have his clawed hands full trying to keep the peace in his homeland of Wakanda while battling the likes of Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), M’Baku/Man-Ape (Winston Duke), and Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) — villains ripped from the pages of the Panther comics.

The 1-minute, 52-second clip was premiered Friday night during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The movie arrives in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. Taking place following the events of Civil War, Black Panther finds the hero, whose given name is T’Challa, back in his hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda, the land briefly glimpsed during the Civil War mid-credit sequence. T’Challa has ascended to the throne and now faces enemies on all fronts.

After the death of his father, the King of Wakanda,   T’Challa 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.

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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