Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for Black Panther to further hype fans' excitement at the film's release on Feb. 16.
The new preview is not so different from the earlier trailers released for the film, although, it gives more action screen time for the titular character. The trailer opens with Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) being interrogated by Everett Ross (Martin Freeman).
"You're telling me the king of a third world country runs around in a bulletproof catsuit?" Ross asks Klaue, who is tied to a chair with a sinister smirk on his face.
"Why don't you ask him yourself because he is right outside," Klaue replies with a laugh.
Apparently, at the beginning of the film, Ross is still unaware of the Black Panther's existence. This would coincide with the character's comic book lore. In the Marvel comics, Ross learned enough information about the leader of Wakanda and his country during his time at the State Department.
Ross and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Black Panther's real name, might not be on friendly terms with one another at first following the events in Captain America: Civil War. However, the Deputy Task Force commander of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre might eventually be warmed up to the superhero and become his valuable ally.
The preview continues with Klaue getting rescued. It is safe to say that Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) is behind his escape. He is working with Klaue against T'Challa, given his animosity towards the new ruler of Wakanda.
The Black Panther trailer gives Killmonger more screen time and dialogue as well. He faces off against T'Challa nearing the end of the video.
"I want your weapons, your secrets. It's all mine now," Killmonger delivers a sinister dialogue before he duels T'Challa.
In Black Panther, the Wakandan exile threatens the peace in Wakanda. He instigates the war against the country and works alongside arms dealer Klaue in his plan to take down Wakanda.
Of course, T'Challa is not alone in defending his country. He has Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) to help him. He also has Wakanda's warriors, his tech-savvy sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and his best friend W'Kabi on his side.
Black Panther takes place after the events in Captain America: Civil War. T'Challa becomes the new king of Wakanda following the death of his father T'Chaka. His leadership is tested when war breaks out in his country led by the villain Killmonger. Black Panther sets up T'Challa's appearance in Avengers: Infinity War.