Black Panther is one of this year’s most anticipated films, and for good reason. It’s not just a Marvel film or a character who is loved through and through by fans, but a film that holds great importance regarding our society. It was just over two years ago that Marvel brought the entire African-American cast out on stage in front of a massive San Diego Comic-Con crowd who was ripping and roaring from excitement, and at that point we knew just how special this specific project was. With the film just over a month away, Marvel has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes look, revealing the history of the Black Panther character from page to screen.
It’s hard to put into words just how excited I am for this film. Regarding the character and the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, T’Challa is easily one of the more exciting characters currently running. His introduction in Captain America: Civil War not only lit up the faces of longtime fans, but wowed newcomers who wanted nothing more but to know more about this fantastic character. And by the looks of trailers, images and all-around word, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther will give us exactly that.
Marvel has made some pretty amazing choices over the years, regarding actors, actresses, writers and directors. It’s the reason why their MCU is stronger than ever. I have my personal favorites, but I’m not too sure there was a better one than Ryan Coogler. The up-and-coming director was the absolute perfect choice to direct this film. His name is more recognizable for Creed, the Rocky spinoff that starred Michael B. Jordan. But if you haven’t seen his directorial debut Fruitvale Station, I can’t recommend enough that you watch that film before seeing Black Panther. While I’m dying to once again see Chadwick Boseman in the role, a villainous Michael B. Jordan, and a phenomenal cast from top to bottom, it’s Coogler that leaves me shaking for this film more everyday as it draws closer.
Check out the new featurette below. Make sure you head down to the comments and let me know your thoughts. How excited are you for this film? What aspect are you looking forward to the most? Is Black Panther your new favorite character? Coogler’s Black Panther runs into theaters on February 16th.