Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman’s Ticket to Major Stardom?

Marvel Studios released the first poster of The Black Panther today, head of the teaser trailer’s debut tonight.

The poster features the titular hero, played by Chadwick Boseman, on his throne in Wakanda.

The first trailer aired during Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday. The match between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers begins at 6 pm on ABC.

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The superhero tentpole is directed by Ryan Coogler, one of Hollywood’s youngest and most talented directors, who had previously helmed, Fruitvale Station and Creed.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018.

Boseman debuted the character in Captain America: Civil War last year. He plays T’Challa, the prince of the fictional, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder.

When a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa rallies his allies and uses his full power as Black Panther to protect his kingdom.

Michael B. Jordan (villain Killmonger), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Basset, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue), and Sterling K. Brown round out the star-studded cast.