LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers orchestrated the highest scoring first quarter in the history of the NBA Finals on Friday, but there’s a good chance a lot of fans missed a big chunk of it. Instead of watching the Cavs drop 49 points, a lot of us were stuck staring at our phones and computers as we replayed the first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther.
Fans got their first look at the king of Wakanda’s solo film during a commercial break and we all collectively lost our minds.
Comic book fans have been pushing for more appreciation for T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman, Get on Up), a.k.a. the king of Wakanda b.k.a. the Black Panther, for years now. After introducing the character to praise and acclaim in Captain America: Civil War and years of anticipation, the hype couldn’t be any stronger.
Luckily for us, the trailer delivered everything we could’ve ever wanted, and then some. We got to see both sides of Wakanda’s social structure, the capabilities of the Dora Milaje, and a super intimidating Michael B. Jordan as Eric Kilonger, the film’s antagonist. We got Angela Bassett in white dreadlocks, fam!
This trailer is so dope that I accidentally watched it three more times before I could pause it and get a screenshot for this post.
Here are some of the best twitter reactions to the trailer to make you feel better for running around your living room yelling “I AM KING T’CHALLA OF WAKANDA!” and terrifying your entire family. [I can’t be the only one…]
Only 7,453 more days until Black Panther guys, let's keep this momentum up
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) June 11, 2017
— photomeike (@photomeike) June 12, 2017
"What yall wearing to see the Black Panther movie"
— Terry from VCU (@CleanMy_Sprite) June 11, 2017
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 12, 2017
Even Spider-Man couldn’t believe what he saw!
Watching Black panther like… pic.twitter.com/uImseOxa13
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) June 11, 2017
Thank you in advance to Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, and every other person that had anything to do with this movie.
We’ve only got about 7,000 hours left until it drops in February. Meanwhile, I’m planning how I can host a Black Panther parade in Wauconda, Illinois – close enough – for opening day. Let me know if you’ll be there.
If you haven’t watched it yet, or want to watch it a couple dozen more times, here you go.