Superhero stereotypes portraying a white male lead have been shattered with these comic-to-big-screen examples, and it's been a welcome change to the sci-fi and action genres. We haven't seen a black superhero since Hancock — which feels like centuries ago — so this teaser got fans pretty hyped for the February 2018 release.
Naturally, Twitter feeds blew up with excitement.
No judgment if you've watched the trailer 10-plus times — you're definitely not the only one.
The trailer kind of overshadowed the basketball game.
There was a basketball game on last night?
Fans are celebrating the film's diversity.
Have a look at the sneak peek of Black Panther for yourself.
We know you're going replay it. (Again, no judgment.)
The star-studded cast features Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong'o, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Angela Basset. The movie is Ryan Coogler's directorial entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first trailer for the superhero flick focuses on Wakanda and the kickass Black Panther.
A poster for the film has also been released, and this Chadwick Boseman picture made people believe it was a tribute to the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary political organization.
The original Black Panther Party photo features political activist Huey P. Newton in the late '60s. People took to social media to point out the similarities between Newton's photo and the film's poster.
With both Black Panther and Wonder Woman, it seems as if the genre is trying to tell us that all races and genders are capable of strength. We can all get behind films with those beliefs.
So, where are you going to be on February 16 next year?