Sizing up new Black Panther pictures

We are living in great comic book movie times y’all. Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman were home runs. Thor: Ragnarok looks like it’s going to be a blast and expectations are high for Justice League. But that pales to what’s in store for me when 2018 arrives. Avengers: Infinity War is going to be epic, but first we get the movie I still can’t believe is a reality — Black Panther.

In the latest, pinch me I’m dreaming moment, the film is getting a key showcase in advance of next week’s San Diego Comic Con. Entertainment Weekly made the film its big SDCC cover feature. And with that comes 20 new images featuring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira and more.

I really love the shots of Gurira and Florence Kasumba representing the Dora Milaje. The Dora Milaje are from various rival tribes who serve as T’Challa’s bodyguards and possible brides to maintain the peace.

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In an interview with EW, Boseman discusses how it’s Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klau and not Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger who’s the real villain:

L to R: Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)
Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018

Klaue is the real villain. I can say that I identify with Killmonger’s character. It’s going to be a fun character. He definitely has a different point of view. They are polar opposites. A superhero movie is only as great as its villains. I think they both provide a piece of that.

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER
L to R: Director Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) on set
Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018

I’d be shocked if Comic Con ended without another trailer. We’re less than a week away now from all the fun and hype of what should be a pretty eventful Comic Con.

If you missed it, here’s the teaser trailer:

Black Panther comes to theaters Feb. 16, 2018.

Photo Credit: EW