Go ahead and welcome yourself to Wakanda by checking out more than a dozen photos from Marvel's upcoming "Black Panther" movie.
Entertainment Weekly put Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa and company on the cover of its Comic-Con double issue. They also posted 20 photos from the movie, featuring Black Panther himself, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Ayo (Florence Kasumba), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), Zuri (Forest Whitaker), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), and more.
"We could make five movies only about Panther and his world because it's so rich," Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, told EW.
Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler told EW what sets Black Panther apart in the Marvel world. "What makes him different from other superheroes first and foremost is he doesn't see himself as a superhero. He sees himself as a politician. That's the first thing on his mind when he wakes up in the morning: 'How am I going to fulfill my duties as king of this place?'"
Boseman told EW that this movie picks up from T'Challa's debut in "Captain America: Civil War," which showed the assassination of his father, T'Chaka (John Kani), the previous king of Wakanda:
"It [explores] his mourning process, his connection to why his father was killed, and feeling like he should have been able to do something about it. All that ties into how he's going to rule."
Here are some of EW's photos, including the Wakandan Royal Portrait tweeted by Chadwick Boseman himself:
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) July 12, 2017
"Black Panther" opens February 16th, 2018.
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After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a 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. Read More