Geekery: Second ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Looks Fantastic

Long live the King.

Ryan Coogler is set to knock this one out of the park. The hype has built since the first trailer, and the movie looks even better in this second look…

All of the action is over a remix of Vince Staples’ “BagBak” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” from 1970. I’m hoping we’ll get more of this in the movie itself, give a proper musical voice that most of the Marvel – particularly The Avengers – movies’ lack. Guardians shouldn’t be the only series with musical personality.

Visually it’s big. Sweeping scenes introduce us to Wakanda. This movie takes audiences into unfamiliar territory inhabited by a new civilization. It looks like that world has been built with great attention to detail – from the buildings in wide shots to the costume design. Those details say a lot about Wakandans – it’s very clear that this is a technologically advanced culture.

Killmonger’s nanotech suit deserves a special second look on repeat…

The action scenes are tight. If you’ve seen Creed that should come as no surprise (if you haven’t it’s streaming on Amazon Prime right now). Hopefully Coogler is as good at large scale fights as he is with one-on-one duals. Directors that manage to be good at both are a rarity.

And a new poster that kind of reminds me of some of the art we’ve seen for Thor: Ragnarok (this isn’t a bad thing), but carries a the motifs seen in the scenes in Wakanda:

Black Panther arrives in theaters Febuary 16th of next year. 

  • euansmith

    Fingers crossed, this will kick fundament. I think it would be nice if the production team nailed down what part of Africa Wakanda inhabits in the MCMU and got some talent from that area to do the music.

    I was on the bus last night and some builders were listening to rap from somewhere in Central Europe, and it sounded interestingly different; like the way that Afrofunk has the structure of Funk, but overlaid with a different culture, tradition, language and aesthetic.

  • GrenAcid

    But on the serious note, it look like absolute flop.
    Most advanced nation in the world dont want to help any other black nation in Africa….hehehehehehe nice. Also Green Lanthern-tier CGI.
    Dont expect good sales outside of US.

  • ChubToad

    Yawn. Yeah we will see the origins, he will fight a villain, will win, some nice cameos to keep fanboys happy and will have a final scene to keep you wanting more. I’ve seen too many of these movies already, and I’m not in a bit excited. Marvel has reused this scheme one too many times.