With less than nine months to go until the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, there’s growing anticipation about what the character’s first solo outing will achieve. Now thanks to the release of an official synopsis, fans have their first real glimpse at the stakes at play in the movie.
The official synopsis (courtesy of Licensing Global) states;
“After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.”
What’s interesting about this synopsis is how it explains the role of several characters. Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross featured briefly in Captain America: Civil War, but will be getting a much bigger role in the Black Panther outing. It also helps to paint a picture of how Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger might play into the larger story within the movie. He was seen during Avengers: Age of Ultron – and is already down as this movies main villain.
Black Panther features one of the most robust roster of characters outside the Avengers movies, with actors from across different age spectrum (Established actors like Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker will be in the flick) as well as different backgrounds. Certainly it helps add to the unique dynamics that will be at play in the movie.
There’s also the prospect of Black Panther leading into Avengers: Infinity War. Given that it’s the last stop on the road to that, it’s quite sensible to expect some kind of nod to that movie.
Are you excited for Marvel’s Black Panther?