– by Joseph Jammer Medina

News about the upcoming Black Panther movie has been virtually nonexistent up until now. Sure, we may get a little nugget here and there, but with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just coming out, and Thor: Ragnarok still not hitting theaters itself for several months, it makes sense by Marvel Studios would hold back on any marketing material.

However, now that Guardians 2 has now hit theaters as of a few weeks ago, they were bound to kickstart their marketing campaign soon enough, and it looks like they’re choosing today to do so. Marvel Studios has now officially released its first brand new poster, showing the new King of Wakanda sitting at his throne.

Check it out below:

The poster itself is a nice visual, with Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa looking quite kingly indeed. It also seems to represent the difficult task he will be faced with — of being both the Black Panther and the king of Wakanda, the latter of which is something he hoped he wouldn’t have to deal with for decades.

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The first teaser for Black Panther is set to hit tonight during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, which starts at 6pm PST. Obviously, we have no idea when during the game it’ll hit, but our guess is within the first hour or so so that the east coast won’t have to stay glued to their TVs too late to check it out for themselves.

Below is the official synopsis for Black Panther:

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.”

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

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SOURCE: Marvel Studios

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.