First Black Panther toys tease an upgrade for film’s villain
Warning: Potential spoilers for the upcoming Black Panther movie below!
The very first action figures for the upcoming Black Panther movie have arrived online (via Yahoo) and with them has seemingly come a spoiler. Though we saw a glimpse of Michael B. Jordan’s Eric Killmonger in the first trailer for the film, these toys reveal his character will be getting a costume upgrade, which isn’t too far removed from T’Challa’s own outfit. You can check out the full images below!
Chadwick Boseman stars in the film as T’Challa along with Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda and Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay, based on the Marvel Comics character who made his debut in 1966 during Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s epochal Fantastic Four run.
Black Panther will debut in theaters on February 16, 2018.