Who is Black Adam and why should you care? A spoiler-free guide to the new trailer and the first film in Marvel’s Black Panther series.
I know what you’re thinking — what the hell are they doing? Black Panther and Okoye’s trailer makes very little sense when taken in the context of the movie. The trailer is just a long shot of the titular hero in the midst of a fight, with only his legs in the foreground.
Not only do I find this strange, but it’s even worse when you know a lot more about the movie. The film is not out until February 16th and the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, has already released a brief, but very informative, promotional video. He says a lot of things we’ve already learned about the movie, but they’re scattered throughout the video. However, he did give some information that isn’t actually in the movie until he reveals at what point in time we will see the film.
Here’s what Ryan says that doesn’t come in the movie.
The film is released on February 16, 2018. The film is a black & white (widescreen) theatrical re-release that will play in select theaters, not digitally on VOD, and on digital platforms simultaneously worldwide. During its initial theatrical run, the film was rated R, and as such, has some visual elements that some audiences may find inappropriate for a movie geared for a PG-13 rating. The film will be available on Digital platforms simultaneously worldwide and will be re-released to DVD and VOD in 2018.
There was a time when I wasn’t sure how I felt about Black Panther with Coogler on board as director, but after seeing the film he gave me hope. And then I saw a poster for the movie. Not only was it a poster, but it was a poster for a movie with a PG-13 rating. Even then, I was not sure what to make of this, and I know I still am not 100% sure what’s