With all the fanfare coming from the slew of promotional materials released for Black Panther, BossLogic took the liberty to do an edit of the film’s official poster to include an actual black panther beside Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa sitting on his throne. The comic book character means so much to a lot of people and since his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the anticipation for his standalone film has rocketed to an all-time high.
The announcement from Marvel Studios that they would be dropping the first Black Panther teaser trailer for the Ryan Coogler-directed film came with the first look on Boseman’s character in an official poster. The image is cool in itself with the Wakandan King in his Black Panther vibranium suit, but without his helmet, perched on his seat of power. However, one fan thought it would be better to add some small elements to the poster to make it look niftier.
The artwork is courtesy of Kode, also known as BossLogic in the social media stratosphere. The Australian artist is popular for making impressive movie, anime and TV show renders that could pass up as official ones. In his work on the Black Panther poster, he completed T’Challa’s battle armor by putting on his headpiece and included a real black panther by his side to give the image more character. Take a look:
Or just an actual Black Panther pic.twitter.com/dxKODbbPqv— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) June 9, 2017
A lot of fans aired their grievances about the original Black Panther poster calling out Marvel’s poor photoshopping skills. Some of them pointed out that Boseman’s head was standing out too much from the overall photo that it looks very fake. BossLogic himself has said that the poster is not really that bad, but it definitely needs more color blending. BossLogic’s work not only adds the cool element of T’Challa petting an actual black panther, but also a couple of small fixes to tie the overall poster together. Even with his helmet on, the King of Wakanda exudes finesse and power mainly because of the character’s body language – his shoulders prominently high while the rest of his body looking very relaxed give the impression of him radiating with confidence and authority.
In a span of two weeks, Marvel Studios has drawn flak over their promotional releases in their various upcoming properties. The Spider-Man: Homecoming ensemble poster was also ridiculed so much given its poor execution with the heads of the primary and secondary characters seemingly just slapped together without any careful thought given to it.
Making up for the poor poster work, however, is the release of the teaser trailer for the film promising fans something that we have not seen before from Marvel. Black Panther‘s narrative follows T’Challa as he makes his way back to Wakanda after the events of Cap 3, skipping the traditional origin story and diving right away to the nitty-gritty politics of the advanced nation.