Just a week ago we got our first look at Black Panther in the first trailer of Captain America: Civil War. The first black superhero of mainstream comics was seen chasing and spin-kicking Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier in the trailer. Now, along with loads of details on Black Panther, we have a new still that offers a closer and far more detailed look at the character's costume! All of that comes officially from Entertainment Weekly's latest Civil War themed issue.
Those familiar with the comics would know that the superhero's costume is very different from those of other superheroes in the Marvel Universe. It isn't actually cloth but a weave of VIBRANIUM – the strongest metal in the fictional universe. According to one of the directors of Civil War, Anthony Russo:
"It's like medieval chain mail, woven extremely thin. It's not comparable to any other costumes in the universe."
Even those who aren't aware of the comics but of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are familiar with vibranium. Captain America's shield is made of this metal. But if you haven't watched Captain America: The First Avengers, here's something to help you on the metal from the Black Panther cast Chadwick Boseman:
"It's not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy. It's not just like you hit it and it doesn't take it. It has the ability to absorb the attack of another person and repel or respond to that attack."
Check out the new look at Black Panther below before heading towards more new stuff on the character!
On the next page - how MCU's version of the superhero is different from the original and details on his fighting style!