As superhero flicks drift farther into horror movie territory, genre fans are taking note. The next big-budget comic book adaptation is Black Panther, arriving in theaters this Friday. If you’re like me, you’re curious, but may be nervous about jumping in without any knowledge of the character’s legacy. Thankfully, our friends at Looper and WatchMojo have us covered!
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Check out The Untold Truth of Black Panther and Secret Origins: Black Panther below. It will give you all the base-knowledge you need to go into the film like a pro. At the bottom of the article, you can peep the trailer and synopsis for Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o.
Official Synopsis: He’s the breakout star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Black Panther is hardly new to superheroics. Since making his debut over 50 years ago, he’s been a part of countless comics adventures, and with that much action, there are bound to be a few odd bits that you’ve missed. Here’s what you don’t know about Black Panther…
Official Synopsis: He’s one of the most interesting characters in Marvel’s roster, and his origin features a number of firsts as far as comic book history goes. Want to learn more about the king of Wakanda before heading to the theater to see Black Panther? Look no further, as we’ll be delving deep into the secret origins of the first black superhero.
Official Synopsis: 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.
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