A new batch of gorgeous Black Pather artwork arrives online. The stream of comic book movies doesn’t stop in 2018 with Marvel Studios officially opening the gates with the Ryan Coogler-directed film starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa. The flick reunites us with the now King of Wakanda as he comes home to take his rightful place not just as the true leader of the hidden African nation, but also its legendary protector.
Being next on the MCU docket and the first official project for Marvel Studios monumental 10-year anniversary year, there is a lot of anticipation for the movie. Disney’s marketing machine is all ready to roll as we slowly approach Black Panther‘s release in less than two months. Over the last several weeks, we’ve been treated to the second Black Panther trailer, a slew of character posters and even an international trailer, as well as a brand new ensemble poster keeping the hype train running until the film is finally ready to hit cinemas.
Part of that carefully crafted promotional campaign for the flick are these stunning new artworks that put a different spin on the movie’s many game players. The images are courtesy of the Twitter account Marvel Studios Movies (via MCUExchange) and feature a variety of different character combinations from the film, as well as a closer look at both T’Challa’s and Erik Kilmonger’s respective masks. Check out the photos below.
Marvel Studios has not had the best track record when it comes to their movie posters. This year saw the widely-mocked, overly busy Spider-Man: Homecoming one and the badly rendered first piece from Black Panther featuring Boseman sitting on the Wakandan throne. Things, however, seem to have perked up starting with the psychedelic ones and even localized illustration from Thor: Ragnarok, followed by this new batch. If these promotional artworks and the footage we’ve seen from the film are any indication, we can bet that aside from an intricate story, Coogler was also able to bring Wakanda to life as an MCU movie setting that we have not seen before.
Mainly a deep dive into Wakanda’s political and cultural sphere and T’Challa’s place in all of it, Black Panther is also posed to play a significant part in the overarching narrative that the MCU has been treading since it started in 2008. The fictional nation seems to be the location of the Soul Stone — the last of the six Infinity Stones and the MacGuffins of the franchise and is a pivotal backdrop in the much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: Marvel Studios Movies (via MCUExchange)
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