Fans got a special taste of what’s to come when the official Black Panther trailer aired during the NBA Finals Friday (June 9).
Marvel released the nearly two-minute clip featuring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero — known by day as King T’Challa — Michael B. Jordan as his nemesis Erik Killmonger, and Lupita Nyong’o as the king’s bodyguard Nakia. The trailer is also set to a perfect soundtrack: Run The Jewels’ “Legend Has It” from RTJ3.
The much-anticipated film was also given a release date: February 2, 2018. Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, who is the man behind Creed and Fruitvale Station.
Twitter was ecstatic about the film, which is being applauded for starring a predominately black cast in a time where #OscarsSoWhite is a real thing.
Watch the Black Panther trailer above and check out some of the best tweets below.
black twitter when black panther comes out pic.twitter.com/VcLUnCu9eb
— han (@hanxine) June 10, 2017
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 10, 2017
— Kof'Challa (@Kofimagne) June 10, 2017
— Wakandas Favorite DJ (@djbenhameen) June 10, 2017
Me at the Black Panther premiere. pic.twitter.com/a2Xi7lki4R
— rayneutron (@RayNeutron) June 10, 2017
Me sneaking neckbones into the Black Panther movie pic.twitter.com/uyjxKwqeRa
— Cult of Personality (@Phranchize19) June 10, 2017
Me sneaking a pan of macaroni and cheese, a pot of greens, and a glazed ham into the movies to see Black Panther: pic.twitter.com/AZLwczqduK
— the notorious t.i.t. (@BELLEionaire) June 10, 2017
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 10, 2017
Iron Man: I’m the richest & own the most advanced technology on the planet
Black Panther: pic.twitter.com/D3e3DikGpL
— ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ (@merelynora) June 10, 2017
— Chizu. (@AlexDaddario1Fa) June 10, 2017