Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, African American Superhero, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

The Black Panther Teaser Trailer Promises an Afrofuturist Wonderland (Plus Superheroes) – Slate The teaser trailer for Black Panther was released Friday, giving audiences their first look at director Ryan Coogler’s take on the superhero genre. And it looks spectacular, packed with stunning Afrofuturist imagery, sweeping vistas, and seemingly every currently-hot black actor who wasn’t already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It’s an expertly constructed trailer, too, opening with a shot of a buzzing florescent light before spending a long time in a blue-tinted room with grey-tinted actors Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis. Freeman plays Black Panther sidekick Everett K. Ross and Serkis plays Black Panther nemesis Ulysses Klaue, but the important thing is that every ounce of color has been sucked out of cinematographer Rachel Morrison’s frame, paving the way for a Wizard of Oz-style reveal of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, African American Superhero, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, African American Superhero, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


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