The second trailer for Black Panther, further tells the story of Black Panther’s quest to defend Wakanda from the outside world and stop an uprising from occurring within. The trailer also shows off the newest look for Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, the film’s fiery villain. The first part of the Black Panther trailer soundtrack is the famous spoken word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, from 1971.
It’s an iconic piece that became a slogan for the real-life Black Panther movement in America during the ’70s, a spoken-word poem that essentially calls for an awakening of social consciousness in African-Americans, and a turning away from the mind-numbing elements of popular-culture such as TV. Marvel Comics once shied away from even using the name “Black Panther” for the character during 1972, to avoid confusion with the political group. However, Black Panther has gone on to represent a lot of struggles of race and injustice, from “Panther vs. the Klan” in the mid-’70s, to the modern comic series by acclaimed African-American author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018. Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther will be the first solo black superhero movie in Marvel’s current cinematic universe. The reaction to the trailer seen by the thousands of people collected in Comic Con’s biggest room reconfirmed that Black Panther is one of the most anticipated movies to be released by Marvel in a very long time. This new trailer just reiterates that feeling below.