It’s been three long months since the breathtaking Black Panther trailer debuted , showcasing Chadwick Boseman ‘s solo superhero outing, which hits theaters Feb. 16, 2018. Since then, we’ve had extremely limited looks at the anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, having to settle for a tantalizing action scene at San Diego Comic-Con along with a handful of costumes and props . But today, Yahoo Movies exclusively unveils the upcoming line of toys — which offer a few clues to the film. Next spring, Hasbro will release a slew of Panther-themed playthings, from action figures of varying magnitude to role-play items that let fans channel their inner Wakanda warrior. The toys give us a glimpse of Michael B. Jordan ‘s villainous Erik Killmonger costume, tease the Panther’s upgraded Vibranium-powered supersuit, and also provide a sneak peek at the hero’s shape-shifting vehicle, the Panther Jet. The toys will be publicly debuted at Hascon , Hasbro’s inaugural convention covering all its lines, including Star Wars , Marvel , Transformers , G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony , which runs Friday to Sunday in Providence, R.I. In the meantime, click through to get a taste of Black Panther .
Black Panther is back on the prowl. After a blockbuster introduction in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s landmark superhero, played by Chadwick Boseman, is ready to front his own feature — and, based on the new teaser trailer (watch it above), 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, which premiered Friday night during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, gives us our initial action-packed look at Black Panther, which arrives in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.
“We have a character — the Black Panther — that they’re going to do as movie. This week, Black Panther makes a spectacular entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up), Black Panther is the formidable alter ego of T’Challa, prince of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
Ever since a May report that Marvel was courting more diversity in its filmmaking ranks as it prepped its Phase 3 titles Black Panther and Captain Marvel, speculation has been rife on who the studio might tap. Selma director Ava DuVernay acknowledged she was in discussions to direct Black Panther, but not until she told Essence she had opted out of the project. Last week, meanwhile, rumors swirled that Fruitvale Station helmer Ryan Coogler, who like DuVernay is African American, could be in line for the 2017 Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up). Boseman’s fellow Avenger Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon, doesn’t believe race should be a major factor in determining who should direct Marvel’s first black superhero movie, though.
Black Panther is clawing his way into the Marvel movie universe. Photos from the set of Captain America: Civil War hint at the new look being sported by the iconic superhero, who will make his big-screen debut in next year’s film before getting a solo movie in 2018. The character is played by Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up, 42), but in these paparazzi shots taken at Berlin’s ICC Messedamm, its unclear whether the actor or his stunt double is in play.