So Marvel went ahead and released the teaser trailer for the Black Panther movie that is set to release on February 16, 2018. The trailer is short clocking in at only a minute and fifty-three seconds but it was enough, in my opinion, to get me more than hyped for the film. The trailer starts off with Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaw speaking with Everett Ross played by Martin Freeman about Wakanda. And yes I did have a Gollum Bilbo moment when I saw them together, I don't see how you couldn't in all honesty. After their exchange, you get to see Wakanda and some of the different tribes and peoples that we will see in the movie. We get a few shots of Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger, who will be the main antagonist in the movie and he kind of looks the part. We also get to see the Dora Milaje as well as see a couple of scenes with them in action. I like how the trailer showed the blend of African tradition with how advanced the country is, it's like seeing the comic book come to life. By the way, if you haven't had a chance to check out the Black Panther comic written by Ta' Nehisi Coates please check it out it's an awesome book.
I won't lie, I got a little giddy when I saw Man-Ape and his tribe in the trailer. My only concern is that I hope everyone gets enough screen time. This is a movie that I really want to do well as I think it will open some doors for other heroes of color to get some notoriety and maybe a movie or TV series. Also, it will be good to see one of my favorite heroes get some love. Chadwick Boseman was great as T'Challa in Captain America Civil War and I look forward to seeing the continuation of his story. Hopefully, one day we can get a Luke Cage/Black Panther crossover as they have been known to team up in the comics from time to time. As a young black geek/nerd that has a deep appreciation for the comics, it is nice to see some representation. I really think that there isn't enough positive minority representation in all forms of media. With the success of shows like Luke Cage and movies like Wonder Woman, I am hopeful that this will be the start of some much needed positive representation. As someone who can attest to growing up not having a lot of heroes that look like you this is a least a breath of fresh air. I am hoping that this movie does extremely well and that people go and see it in the theaters. Let Hollywood know that this is the type of entertainment that you want to see and can be successful if done in a respectful manner. So have you seen the trailer? What do you think? Let me know in the comments and as always thanks for reading.
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