With just a few months to go before Black Panther is in theaters, Marvel has released a new batch of character posters for the film. Though Thor: Ragnarok still has plenty of time to make its mark at the box office, the numbers for the film are already phenomenal. After opening big, Thor 3 will win this weekend at the U.S. box office, providing Marvel with their third major hit of the year. But right as 2018 kicks off, the MCU will break whole new ground that could provide its biggest solo hit yet.
In February, Black Panther will arrive in theaters and offer a fresh approach to the superhero genre. From its African setting and predominantly black cast, to the unique culture of Wakanda that blends the high-tech with the tribal, Black Panther will be a rarity in terms of blockbusters. Every new trailer and image has brought with it adulation from fans on social media, and the latest peek at the film is no different.
Marvel released 10 new character posters for Black Panther, highlighting the main characters of the film. Along with the images, which exquisitely showcase the costuming of the film, each character has a tagline that teases their role in the movie. Check them out in the gallery below:
Black Panther’s marketing has made a big impression not just for its fresh perspective, but the incredible design work of the sets and costumes. Mixing the look of actual African tribes with futuristic cities like those in Blade Runner, Black Panther has benefitted from vibrant images for months now. These latest pieces bring each main hero and villain to the forefront, offering a detailed and intimate look at the various characters.
The one outlier when it comes to the posters, however, is Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. Though each poster was retouched, Klaue’s dips deep into the uncanny valley. The choice of showing his CGI hand rather than the weapon within is also an odd choice, as it starkly contrasts with the beauty of the other profiles.
Regardless of the misstep, these new images are already resonating with fans on social media. There’s no telling how much this buzz will translate to ticket sales, but it does seem like a number of non-superhero fans are more than geared up to see Black Panther when it arrives.
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