‘Black Panther’: First Look At Erik Killmonger’s Own Vibranium Suit

In the grandstanding tradition of every Marvel Studios’ character’s first solo film, the villain will boast a suit/powers/background the same as the heroes, except bigger/darker/more advanced. We’ve seen it with Iron Man and Iron Monger, Captain America and Red Skull, Thor and Loki, Ant-Man and Yellowjacket, Doctor Strange and Kaecilius. And now the same is exactly true for Black Panther. 

Black Panther’s suit is an advanced yet ancient suit of power and symbolism for the people of Wakanda, being the armor for their city’s greatest warrior. But in the film Black Panther, the Black Panther himself T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is facing a threat from within with Eric Kilmonger (Michael B. Jordan), and Kilmonger cannot just face off against the Black Panther without protection. And so we have Eric Kilmonger’s own “Golden Jaguar” suit, which made its first appearance in the official Black Panther trailer. Check out the full look below!

Black Panther Erik Killmonger Vibranium Suit

Though the idea for the villain to have a similar suit to the hero is a cliché for MCU movies, this looks so badass. It’s different enough to stand apart from T’Challa, but still retains that excellent cinematic design for the classic character. Maybe we might see more changes to the original Black Panther suit to make it more separate, such as the classic cape and high-collar. Whatever happens will happen, but director Ryan Coogler is really embracing the cooler aspects of this world with this and more costume choices.

Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Here’s the official synopsis:

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda. He soon finds his sovereignty challenged by factions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—to prevent a world war.

Black Panther will be released February 16, 2018.

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!