After his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa is jumping into his own solo adventure. This time around, our agile hero will find himself taking up his father's legacy as king of Wakanda, while fighting a variety of threats to keep his country safe. Ryan Coogler's highly-anticipated superhero film is less than four months away (not that I'm counting) and fortunately for all of us information-hungry geeks, Marvel is ramping up its marketing campaign.
T'Challa Takes Up The Mantle Of The Black Panther
T'Challa has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of ruling Wakanda, and he isn't really excited about it. The poster showcases our hero contemplating his new responsibilities at hand, and that's something that I can't wait to see play out on screen. Yes, he's a powerful superhero that can give Captain America a run for his money, but at his core, he's a young man trying to cope with some gargantuan duties.
Killmonger Is On A Quest For Revenge
Erik Killmonger didn't have an easy childhood. Formerly known as N'Jadaka, the baddie was exiled from Wakanda alongside his family by the now-deceased King T'Chaka. That made him harbor a strong hatred for the royal family, and as an adult, his goal is to get revenge on T'Challa. Unfortunately for our hero, Killmonger will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
A Wise Advisor For The King
Being part of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's ruthless royal task force, Nakia (#LupitaNyongo) is one of the fiercest warriors in her country. She was previously involved in a romantic relationship with T'Challa, so we're most likely going to see some tension between the two.
Okoye Is Here To Defend The Kingdom
Okoye (played by The Walking Dead's #DanaiGurira) is the leader of the Dora Milaje. Similar to Nakia, she's completely loyal to Wakanda and the Royal Family, and she carries a great guilt over the death of King T'Chaka.
M'Baku, The Pride Of Wakanda
Much like Killmonger, M'Baku (#WinstonDuke) isn't too happy with T'Challa being king. As the leader of the Jabari, one of Wakanda's most powerful tribes, he's hellbent on taking the throne from Black Panther and rule the way he sees fit.
W'Kabi Is Willing To Defend The Crown At Any Cost
W'Kabi (#DanielKaluuya) is T'Challa's best friend, and a fierce warrior. He's the Border tribe's head of security, and he's the one responsible for keeping Wakanda safe from any invaders.
Ramonda, A Pivotal Player In T'Challa's Development
Ramonda (#AngelaBassett) is T'Challa's mother. Just as her poster teases, she'll act as a support pillar for her son, teaching him the ropes of being king. We've gotten used to superheroes losing their parents in the MCU, so it's great to see that Black Panther will have her mother backing him up throughout his journey as both ruler and superhero.
Shuri Makes Good Use Of Her Tech
#LetitiaWright's Shuri is one of the smartest people in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, she's Wakanda's technology engineer. Past trailers have shown her using her inventions to fight off the forces of evil, and this poster puts her panther-themed gadget on full display.
Klaue Has A Brand New Weapon He Wants To Test Out
We last saw #UlyssesKlaue in Age of Ultron. The criminal had his hand cut off by Ultron, so fans have been eager to see the live-action version of his signature sonic cannon. We got a glimpse of it in Black Panther's second trailer, but this poster puts it on full display. It's simple, practical and quite deadly. Going by his deranged smile, Klaue will be a force to be reckoned with.
Zuri Arrives To Help Guide King T'Challa
Aside from his mom, T'Challa will also have Zuri (#ForestWhitaker), the advisor to the crown, guiding him through the righteous path of a king. Zuri is a trusted ally of the Royal Family, and he serves as the guardian of the Heart-Shaped Herb, which grants the Black Panther his signature powers.
Everett Ross Is Coming To Wakanda
First seen in Civil War, #EverettRoss will be stepping back into the Marvel Universe in Black Panther. Ross will serve as a liaison between the U.S. government and Wakanda's, and will also prove to be an important ally in T'Challa's fight for his country.
These posters are truly something else. They're awe-inspiring and they successfully translate Black Panther's more serious tone when compared to other installments in the MCU. Black Panther will make a leap into theaters on February 16 2018.
What did you think about these new posters for Black Panther? Which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!