A batch of Black Panther character descriptions have hit the net from a Toy R Us catalog in addition to promo images.
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Black Panther opens in six weeks.Â
Black PantherÂ â€“ As the new king of Wakanda, Tâ€™Challa is struggling to cope with the loss of his father Tâ€™Chaka, but is determined to live up to his great legacy. When Wakanda finds herself beset by two enemies intent on the nationâ€™s downfall, Black Panther must use his new suit and heightened strength, speed and senses to defend Wakanda and the rest of the world.
OkoyeÂ â€“ The head of the Dora Milaje, an all-female special forces group, Okoya is a fiercely loyal protector of Wakanda who isnâ€™t afraid to question her king, but would defend him with her life. A staunch traditionalist who is as formidable with her spear as she is with her tongue, Okoye finds herself torn between her allegiance to her country and her king when Tâ€™Challa begins to challenge ancient Wakandan rules.
NakiaÂ â€“ A Wakandan spy pulled from her mission abroad by her former flame Tâ€™Challa, Nakia consistently gets involved in conflict for the good of others, adamant to use her abilities to help those in need. In the wake of King Tâ€™Chakaâ€™s death and the rise of Wakandaâ€™s new enemies, Nakia puts her skills of subterfuge and hand-to-hand combat to use in order to fight alongside Black Panther.
ShuriÂ Â â€“ Shuri is Tâ€™Challaâ€™s younger sister and head of the Wakandan Design Group, where she designs and builds futuristic tech such as the Black Panther suit with Vibranium mined from the Great Mound. She is an innovator, intelligent beyond her years, and always ready to give her big brother a hard time.
Erik KillmongerÂ â€“ Erik Stevens was an American black-ops soldier who earned the nickname â€śKillmongerâ€ť while in the field. However, after disappearing off the grid, he has reemerged with a plan that threatens to put Black Panther and all of Wakanda at risk. Using his charisma, considerable skills in combat and his surprising knowledge of Wakandan customs, Erik Killmonger is a dangerous threat to all that Tâ€™Challa holds dear.
Mâ€™BakuÂ â€“ Armed with the hardened Jabari wood armor and a battle staff, Mâ€™Baku is the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe, a group of Wakandans who have shunned the use of vibranium and removed themselves from the mainstream Wakandan life. In the wake of Tâ€™Chakaâ€™s death, Mâ€™Baku is faced with the choice of challenging Tâ€™Challa for the throne, or joining forces with his would-be adversary to defend Wakanda from malevolent outside forces.
Everett RossÂ â€“ A CIA agent and former liaison with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, Everett Ross is reunited with Tâ€™Challa when they both find themselves after the same adversary: Ulysses Klaue. A skilled tactician with advanced weapons training, Ross becomes an invaluable ally to the Black Panther.
Black PantherÂ has a February 16, 2018 release starringÂ ChadwickBoseman (â€śCaptainÂ America: Civil War,â€ť â€śGet on Upâ€ť),Â Michael B. Jordan (â€śCreed,â€ť â€śFruitvale Stationâ€ť),Â AcademyÂ Award winnerÂ LupitaNyongâ€™o (â€śStar Wars: The Force Awakens,â€ť â€ś12 Years a Slaveâ€ť), Danai Gurira (â€śThe Walking Dead,â€ť upcoming â€śAll Eyez on Meâ€ť), Martin Freeman (â€śHobbitâ€ť trilogy, â€śSherlockâ€ť), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming â€śGet Out,â€ť â€śSicarioâ€ť), withÂ AcademyÂ AwardÂ® nomineeÂ Angela BassettÂ (â€śAmerican HorrorÂ Story,â€ť â€śLondon Has Fallenâ€ť), withÂ AcademyÂ AwardÂ® winnerÂ ForestÂ Whitaker (â€śRogue One: A Star WarsÂ Story,â€ť Lee Danielsâ€™ â€śThe Butlerâ€ť), andÂ Andy SerkisÂ (â€śAvengers: Age of Ultron,â€ť â€śStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ€ť). AdditionalÂ cast membersÂ include Letitia Wright (â€śUrban Hymn,â€ť â€śGlasgow Girlsâ€ť), Winston Duke (â€śPerson of Interest, â€śModern Familyâ€ť), Florence Kasumba (â€śCaptainÂ America: Civil War,â€ť â€śEmerald Cityâ€ť), Sterling K. Brown (â€śWhiskey Tango Foxtrot,â€ť â€śThe People v. O.J.Â Simpson:Â American CrimeÂ Storyâ€ť) and John Kani (â€śCaptainÂ America: Civil War,â€ť â€śCoriolanusâ€ť).Â
Marvel Studiosâ€™Â Black PantherÂ follows Tâ€™Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, Tâ€™Challaâ€™sÂ mettleÂ as kingâ€”and Black Pantherâ€”is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally hisÂ alliesÂ and release the fullÂ powe rof Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.