– by Emmanuel Gomez

With the release of Disney’s Black Panther a little over one month away. Marvel Studios has shared with us a new action-packed video featurette via YouTube, called “Good to Be King”. Here T’Challa himself Chad Boseman, Danai Gurira who plays Okoye and director Ryan Coogler talk about Black Panther’s rise to king and the responsibilities that go with it.

This one minute featurette gives us talks about how this stand alone Black Panther film comes directly out of the events of Captain America: Civil War, where T’Challa’s father dies and he takes over as not only Black Panther but ruler of the African nation of Wakanda. Now in his first stand alone film, we find T’Challa coming back home and dealing with the responsibilities of being the rules of the most technological nation on on the planet. One who has thrived by as Coogler mentions, “staying out of the spotlight, staying in the shadows”.

It is usually during transition of power, like in the case of Wakanda, that they find themselves most vulnerable. Which is exactly what Erik Killmonger played by Michael B. Jordan, plans to take advantage of. But in the video we see T’Challa clearly state that, “it’s his responsibility to make sure that Wakanda doesn’t fall into the hands of a person like you”.

The video closes with T’Challa saying, “what happens now determines, what happens to the rest of the world.” The reason this is important is because what would a man like Killmonger do with the power of the most technologically advanced nation in the world? What would happen if that tech got out? It would seem that the stakes are high and the events in Black Panther could be very important for the Marvel Universe going forward.

Overall, this featurette does a great job at showing us why Black Panther is such an important film for the Marvel Universe. How it connects with Captain America: Civil War and the type of impact it can have going forward. How excited are you to see Black Panther next month? Let us know in the comments below!

Disney’s Black Panther steps into the spotlight February 16, 2018.


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Source: Disney Studios Publicity