Klaw has returned to the Marvel Universe after not being seen since the second Avengers film. In this film he made a rather memorable impression when Ultron cut off his arm and here he is in the Black Panther trailer in all his one-armed glory. Introducing the myth and secrets of Panther’s kingdom, Wakanda, through the eyes of this familiar villain was a nice touch. Also seeing Everett Ross from Captain America’s Civil War interrogate Klaw helps build a legitimate connection with the other Marvel films and the fans.
Marvel decided not to take the easy way out on the cast, they could have easily went with “fresh faces”. Instead they cast some of the best ethnic actors in Hollywood to help bring this movie to life and their presence in the trailer exudes excellence. The movie is headlined by experienced actor Chadwick Boseman who portrayed the great Jackie Robinson masterfully in the bio-pic “42”. He is joined by an amazing cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and outstanding veteran actress Angela Bassett. This cast have the credentials that promise that “Black Panther” will have superb storytelling and execution on screen.
1) Tribal Action:
The setting and the weaponry showed in the trailer represents African culture so masterfully. The action sequences were rather brief as expected in a teaser trailer but it already feels fresh and different from anything else Marvel Studios has put out. Seeing Black Panther in his impenetrable suit stalk adversaries in the dark jungle, likely protecting his homeland looked thrilling and unique. This is very different from the familiar concrete jungle of New York and that is something the superhero genre needs right now. Audiences want to go on a trip to a place that they never seen before and Black Panther may be their ticket.