Black Panther SDCC Poster: T'Challa Surveys Wakanda

Ahead of tonight's Marvel Studios' panel at San Diego Comic-Con, another new poster for next year's Black Panther has been revealed. The film is one of many Marvel is expected to be discussing during their Hall H presentation, along with this fall's Thor: Ragnarok and upcoming projects like Ant-Man and The Wasp and Avengers: Infinity War.

This isn't the first Marvel poster we've seen today, as a new poster for Ragnarok was unveiled earlier in addition to some new individual character posters. This also isn't the first new Black Panther poster -- another cropped up yesterday, showing off a new ability for the Black Panther suit. This poster, however, is far more scenic, depicting T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) overlooking Wakanda from his perch atop a massive panther statue.

UPDATE: The Black Panther SDCC 2017 poster has now been officially released online. Check it out, below!

Wakanda is the African nation of which T'Challa is king - please note the poster's tagline, "Long Live The King" - and there's little doubt the country will have a large role in the film. First introduced (along with Black Panther) in Captain America: Civil War, the nation has a reputation as proud but secluded kingdom, heavily guarding their advanced technology. The poster certainly reflects this attitude, with what is presumably Wakanda's capital city nestled in between the mountains. We can also see evidence of that advanced tech in the building design and those flying ships.

And while the focus of this latest poster is clearly on Wakanda, the city, the kingdom - not to mention the last place we saw Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes - there's also the hulking statue of panther on which T'Challa is standing. Wakanda isn't just a futuristic kingdom, it's also a nation with strong roots in its history. That celebration of their culture will be present in everything, from costume to set design, and this giant panther sculpture - a powerful symbol for Wakandans - is a reminder of that. The scale may be the most impressive part, though, with T'Challa looking as if he'd fit quite nicely inside the big cat's mouth.

This reveal comes ahead of Marvel's mammoth SDCC panel which promises more news and potentially new footage from the film.

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Source: Marvel Studios

Key Release Dates
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
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