New photos from Black Panther offer up new looks at many of the cast members. Marvel Studios has always assembled impressive casts for their superhero films, but none can quite match the talent assembled for Black Panther. With Chadwick Boseman stepping into the leading role as T'Challa following his debut in a supporting role in Captain America: Civil War last year, the cast assembled around him have been brought in to elevate this world. Headlining the supporting cast are Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), and Danai Gurira (Okoye), and they are just the beginning.
The first trailer for Black Panther gave plenty of looks at the wonderful world of Wakanda and the many characters it holds. Thanks to several new photos from the solo film, everyone from the star to the return of Ayo (Florence Kasumba) have been highlighted.
EW has released 20 new photos from the film that show many new looks at the assembled cast. Most of the photos take place in Wakanda, but some photos also highlight a sequence in South Korea - the same one scheduled to have a major car chase. However, with the characters being the focus here, that action is not shown. See all of the images in the gallery below.
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Unsurprisingly, many of the photos do feature T'Challa in some capacity, but with audiences already familiar with him, each of the supporting cast members has a photo or two to stand out. Killmonger is featured in multiple images that reveal tribal markings on his entire torso. Nakia, Okoye, and Ayo are pictured together in a few images, with the latter two sporting shaved heads as members of the Dora Milaje, while Nakia has the chance to have a different look thanks to her globetrotting job.
Other supporting characters like Zuri (Forest Whitaker), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), Klaue (Andy Serkis), and W'Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) are featured in various images. Not many new details can be discovered in these images or EW's descriptions, outside of W'Kabi being described as T'Challa's best friend and trusted advisor.
With these images and Black Panther being featured on the cover of EW's next issue, Marvel is slowly starting to reveal more on next year's hopeful hit. The film is expected to have a presence at D23 this weekend and SDCC the week after, so this could be just the beginning of new information that is revealed from Black Panther.
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019