'Black Panther' Footage Brings Comic-Con Crowd to Its Feet
There can be just one king of San Diego Comic-Con, and his name is T'Challa.
A first trailer was released to the public in June, which garnered positive reaction from seemingly every corner of the internet. But the new reel, an extended scene coupled with a showreel shown Saturday was even more action-packed, all set to Kendrick Lamar's "DNA".
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Chadwick Boseman is seen Black Panther, the warrior king of the mythical African nation of Wikanda, fighting alongside fellow star Danai Gurira as Okoye and Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia.
The three enter a casino, as they are on a mission to intercept a deal meeting between Klaw (Andy Serkis) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman). It doesn’t go as planned and before you know it, a hand-to-hand fight with the trio and many goons is underway. The scene is particularly well done (even by Marvel standards) and it ends with Panther confronting Klaw, who then shows off his new hand, which turns into cool futuristic weapon. (Klaw lost his hand in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in the comics is known for his weaponized appendage.)
There were shots of other scenes, including a close-up look at how Black Panther costume comes together with new technology. There was also a big car chase through a busy street, plus several stand-offs with Panther's antagonist, Killmonger, played Michael B. Jordan.
The footage had the entirety of Hall H on their feet, whooping and hollering and whistling.
During the panel, director Ryan Coogler talked about how he first discovered Black Panther went he went into a comics shop as a kid.
"I grew up as a black kid in the Bay Area. I grew up loving all comics. X-Men, Spider-Man — but as I got older I wanted to find a comic book character who looks like me. The shop owner took me to Black Panther."
After Black Panther, Marvel wasn't quite done with the Hall H crowd.
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston came out.
"I'm standing here with three Avengers," Hiddleston said. Marvel head Kevin Feige played like he’s got nothing, that he showed two movies and just wants to call it a day.
The Crowd is going bananas. They know what’s up … Avengers: Infinity War. "There is no way in hall we are not going to show you some footage," said Infinity War co-director Joe Russo."
He treated the crowd to extended footage from the movie that first screened last week at D23. Talk about a way to end a blockbuster panel.
Black Panther opens Feb. 16, 2018.
by Associated Press
by Jourdain Searles
by Lesley Goldberg