When it comes to superhero flicks, it rarely gets better than Marvel. While we were still anxiously waiting for Thor: Ragnarok, the comic giants released the first trailer of Black Panther directed by Rayan Coogler. Set in the hidden land of Wakanda in Africa, the trailer promises more than just action. Known as King T’Challa, Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, was first introduced in Captain America: Civil War giving us a glimpse into his abilities as a King and as a warrior, once he sports the impenetrable Vibranium suit on his person.
It all started in 2008 when Marvel gifted the world its first Iron Man movie. Nine years later the franchise is all set to enter Phase III of the storyline. While it is evident that the Avengers and the extended heroes in the series such as Dr. Strange and Spider Man will team up to fight the all-powerful Thanos, currently all of them have gone their own way after the Civil War incident. Moreover, the S.H.I.E.L.D is destroyed and Tony Stark’s funding has been blocked by the United Nations after the Sokovia Accords.
According to the comic universe, Black Panther is the richest superhero on Earth 616. He is said to hold the fortune which surpasses the combined wealth of both Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne.
If you’ve paid attention to the new Thor trailer then you may have realized that Asgard, the realm of Gods, is destroyed. Currently, no one in the MCU has the funds or the power to build a team which can fight an intergalactic war. T’Challa promised to build the Avengers’ arsenal again at the end of Civil War and there couldn’t be a better time to release a film on Black Panther.
The movie also takes the fans into the deeper secrets and troubles of Wakanda. T’Challa lost his father during the Civil War, but while he is the rightful heir to the throne and sole protector of the hidden nation, T’Challa must deal with the internal politics of the family and the nation to emerge as the supreme leader of the nation. Be prepared to be thrown right into a Game of Thrones like situation. Overall, the trailer promises action-packed scenes along with some of the best dialogues in the MCU. The movie will also act as a bridge before the outbreak of major crises in Avengers: Infinity Wars.
In the real world, Africa accounts for 57% of the world’s cobalt, 47% of its diamonds, 49% of its manganese and 21% of its gold, yet it remains the poorest continent in the world with more than 40% of its population making under 60 rupees a day. Marvel creator Stan Lee dreamt of a rich and developed Africa and took inspiration from the lost city of El Dorado to create Wakanda.Read More