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.
The cultural significance of playing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first black lead superhero is not lost on Chadwick Boseman. All four came out on stage in San Diego, where they also announced The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira had been added to the cast.
Sylvester Stallone is nominated for his first Academy Award in nearly 40 years, but the 69-year-old actor said he was willing to skip the Feb. 28 ceremony out of loyalty. The Creed star, who’s a front-runner to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, told reporters at the annual nominees luncheon on Monday that he considered not attending the Oscars in recognition of the Academy’s failure to nominate a single black artist in a major category.
Creed star Michael B. Jordan wasn’t nominated for a SAG Award or a Golden Globe, but he’s won something even more valuable: co-star Sylvester Stallone’s respect. “But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!!” Michael B Jordon, “young creed and "getting KO’d for real! But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!! pic.twitter.com/yFo3PVmvhA— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 9, 2015 And after six Rocky films — along with plenty of Expendables and Rambo flicks — Stallone knows a little something about guts.
Michael B. Jordan is putting on the gloves for the upcoming 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed,' and as you can see in the first trailer.