By the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the looks of Thor: Ragnarok, and this latest trailer for Black Panther, it seems Marvel is learning from their past mistakes and allowing their directors a bit more wiggle room within their tight structure. At the very least, the voices presented now are more diverse than in MCU past.
I hope Ryan Coogler’s (Fruitvale Station, Creed) afro-futuristic Wakanda hits all the right notes with viewers. This trailer does share some standard MCU beats, but the overall package is just so fresh and interesting it could potentially alleviate the superhero burnout a lot of folks are going through now.
Coogler’s a director who I’ll see any project from, that Black Panther suit is cool as hell, and this cast is stacked with the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan., Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and the Queen, Angela Bassett. It’s a must see in my book.
Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2017.