We are roughly two months away from the premiere of the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther. Much like the build-up to Lucasfilms’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the trailers, previews and TV spots for the MCU film is expected to increase in number, teasing visual snippets of locations and events in the movie.
The trick that some major blockbusters have been doing lately is to spread out these tantalizing visuals across different versions of trailers to be released across the globe. Much has been revealed by the Black Panther trailers stateside. Now a Japanese-market international trailer has been revealed that showcases some new scenes that US viewers have yet to witness, until this time.
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A couple of new scenes from this international trailer are worth taking notice of. One is a brief sequence showing a mine complex. Marvel Comics readers know this to be the Vibranium mines of Wakanda, source of the metal that made Captain America’s shield and the armor of the African nation’s guardian: the Black Panther who is currently the Wakandan King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
Scene two is an expansion of some scenes involving antagonist Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Previous trailers simply had him monologue his ambitions for his home country that exiled him. The Japanese trailer sees him actually confronting T’Challa and blatantly stating his intent to challenge him for the throne, which sets up what has already been seen: Black Panther and a similarly-suited Killmonger coming to blows.
Black Panther co-stars Andy Serkis and Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed), the film comes out February 12 in cinemas. Avengers: Infinity War follows later in May, with Boseman and several others reprising their roles.