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7 Things We Loved About the New BLACK PANTHER Trailer

Marvel got the week off to a good start with the second trailer from Black Panther, which offered us an even deeper glimpse into the hidden nation of Wakanda. Within the Marvel Universe, Wakanda is one of the most advanced countries on Earth, and that certainly seems to be the case for the MCU as well. Black Panther looks like its going to be a mix of both superheroes and sci-fi, and we can’t wait to see more. In the meantime, today’s Nerdist News is all about the 7 things we loved in the new Black Panther trailer.

Join host, and honorary member of the Dora Milaje, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through the details. One of the first things that caught our eye was that Black Panther’s got a new costume. It appears that T’Challa got a serious upgrade between his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War and his solo flick. This makes us suspect that his first costume actually belonged to his father, the late King T’Chakka.

It was also intriguing to see that T’Challa’s rival, Erik Killmonger is apparently getting his own supersuit. The Golden Jaguar armor looks like it may have been re-purposed from a previous Black Panther costume, and it will presumably give T’Challa a much harder fight. The trailer also seems to be setting up Martin Freeman’s character, Everett K. Ross, to be the audience surrogate just as he did in Christopher Priest’s excellent Black Panther run.

Perhaps the most stunning parts of the trailer dealt with the insanely high tech behind Wakanda, including the holographic shield that is used to hide its true nature from the prying eyes of other countries. The influence of the original Blade Runner was keenly felt, especially during Princess Shuri’s scene in the electric car and the mag-lev monorail. Even Klaw’s new sonic canon arm shows its roots in both the comics and sci-fi.

Finally, this one may be a bit of a spoiler, but it appears that the new trailer revealed Djalia, the ethereal plane of Wakandan memory. Basically, it allows T’Challa to literally commune with the past. There is a spiritual side to the Wakandan people, and that appears to be a part of this story as well.

What did you think about the new Black Panther trailer? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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