Geekery: New Black Panther Posters Have Character

The first poster made a strong statement about T’Challa and Wakanda – these character posters let us see more of the cast.

Each character gets a not so silent introduction with these new posters, and Ruth E. Carter’s costume design really gets to shine…

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

  • ZeeLobby

    Not gonna lie, I’m pretty pumped for this movie. Just the costumes, set design, and CGI look pretty amazing.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Agreed. Marvel seems to have gone all out. They want to make Black Panther work.

      • NikosanPrime

        I am incredibly happy with how this looks like it has turned out. Finally a Marvel movie that branches out past the US and explores other cultures.

  • Boba Vette

    I love everything about this movie

  • Dirheim

    A Black Panther movie without Storm is without interest for me, the character has always been too dull and upright.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Until Disney buys 21st Century Fox, there’s not much they can do.

    • Muninwing

      … because he isn’t a fleshed out character in his own right? his later marriage to storm is really almost a sidenote to the character.

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    ‘His enemy’s revenge’? Klaw’s tagline doesn’t fit the style of the others. They refer to what the character is, wants or values. How is Klaw his own enemy’s revenge? He certainly shouldn’t want or value his enemy’s revenge!

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Maybe this is a hint that Klaw’s primary focus for the movie will be on helping M’Baku get his revenge because M’Baku has promised Klaw access to Vibranium and/or other things from Wakanda.

  • Drpx

    Why does only the bad guy look happy?

    • Diagoras

      Are you kidding? The villains always have the most fun.

  • Kevin Maloney

    You forgot the ones for Killmonger, M’Baku, Everett Ross and W’kabi:

    https://www.comicbookmovie.com/black_panther/black-panther-international-character-posters-feature-erik-killmonger-wkabi-everett-ross-and-more-a155152

    But I agree, these posters are surprisingly well done.

    • I snagged from EW, they didn’t have them – thanks for sharing them 🙂

  • frank

    Dont know much about black panthers kingdom but judging by the neck rings would seem like it would have to take place in South Africa?

    • euansmith

      I think the Wakanda is in Sub-Saharan-Equatorial-Non-specific-Africa.

      • frank

        Haha thought as much. Maybe its the nation of Pan-Africa.

        • Muninwing

          it’s about as accurate as the DC’s approach to the middle east… one of their countries sounds like it’s called “real asia”

          • SonoftheMountain

            I just want a map of the DC United States showing where Star City, Central City, Bludhaven, Gotham, and Metropolis really are

          • Muninwing

            yeah… even something as simple as Metropolis seems to change with each incarnation.

            is it the big midwestern city that a boy from Kansas would think of as “the city” (like Chicago)?

            if so, why are there so many plots that involve the Atlantic Ocean? (hence the Superman Returns decision to make it an expy of Baltimore).

          • euansmith

            Meanwhile, in Ireland…

            http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6ea2db3bab607f3db07bebfb9f786e8f4d08e10389d5502d1fd9abd69f4bfdc.png

            Anyone would think that the people writing comics care nought for the sensibilities, cultures and histories of folks living in distant lands.

          • frank

            To me the use of the rings is just odd. Its like Tonto a person of rank in his tribe by mixing several first nations cultural groups together, having the rings that are fairly specific to one cultural group in a non-dis-script location is odd to me. Normally this kinda thing pops up in depictions of Native Americans.

          • Muninwing

            well, that’s because hollywood etc usually takes piecemeal from various tribes carelessly, in order to create a general look that the audience takes in as generic tribe.

            the dominant or more powerful or more advanced cultures in a given region have a tendency to pick and choose stylistic elements from rich traditions, and either incorporate them honestly or use them as window dressing.

            funny enough, that’s what Wakanda seems to have done here… borrow from their neighbors, and assimilate it into the dominant culture’s aesthetics. don’t think of it as nondescript, think of it as dominant.

            look at what Japan (and before them, China) has done with other cultures, or the US. Wakanda is to Marvel’s Africa what Japan is to Asia, or the US tries to be to the world.

  • m3g4tr0n

    The posters look good. I enjoyed the trailer, but it seemed to have a similar feel to the first Thor and the first Iron Man films. While that doesn’t matter to me, some non-geeks might see that as an over-used trope. At least it’ll be better than this latest Thor film. Man, what a steaming pile of crap that was.

    • euansmith

      Each to their own 😉 I really enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok (except for the Warriors Three); but then Guardians of the Galaxy I & II really tickled me too. I’m definite more a fan of Antman/Deadpool style goofiness that the Snyder-verse glum darkness. Having said that, Black Panther is tonally more like Winter Soldier, I’ll be happy enough.

      • m3g4tr0n

        The Guardians movies were great. This latest Thor was just too much humor for me.

        • Muninwing

          i’d reverse those two: i thought that the second Guardians lost so much of what made the first one so good, but the new Thor was so spectacularly a homage to the 80s and more in line with what the character is like that i thought it was better than any of the iron man or thor movies thus far…