– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Marvel Studios always seems to have the ball rolling in one way or another. Between them and Sony Pictures, they have three films coming out in 2017, which is a pretty big deal, considering how big their universe already is. So many films do they put out that it’s easy to lose track of ones coming down the pike. Case in point: Black Panther. This is a film that, despite being about eight months from its release, hasn’t so much as entered our consciousness for months. However, with one film off their plate (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), it’s about time to start marketing the next one on the slate.

Black Panther got its first teaser this morning in the form of a poster. The verdict is still out as to whether or not it was a good poster (it was a bit too fan art-y for our taste), but today, they’ve also gone and released the first teaser for the upcoming superhero flick during Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

The trailer is slick, fast-paced, and super stylized in a way we really didn’t expect. Personally, I thought it would have a tone closer to, say, Captain America: Civil War, but it seems like the film is intent on spearheading its own tone and style. Given how many films we are into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’d say that’s a welcome change.

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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.