‘Black Panther’ Trailer Features ‘The Lion King’ Homage

Black PantherBlack Panther isn’t the first movie that Disney has made that’s based around a conflict between a royal family in Africa, so it’s only fitting that there’s a scene in the new trailer that pays homage to The Lion King.

In the most recent trailer for Black Panther, a rather spiritual and colorful scene shows King T’Challa visiting a tree where many panthers – possibly symbolizing the Black Panthers that came before him – are resting. The color palette of the scene, along with the possibility that T’Challa is speaking to the former kings of Wakanda who live within him, seems to be rather indicative that The Lion King was on the mind of director Ryan Coogler when filming this scene:

As it stands, Black Panther is looking to stand out not only for its unique subject matter and more diverse approach to superhero movies, but on a visual level as well. If the movie produces more iconic images of the African wilderness on par with this alongside the cities invoking the look of The Fifth Element, then the film will easily be among the most visually-stunning Marvel movies ever made.

Black Panther strikes on February 16, 2018. The movie will feature a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Kilmonger, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M’Baku (Man-Ape). In addition, Atandwa Kani has been cast in an unspecified role.

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5 Reasons Marvel Legacy Is A Copy Of DC Rebirth

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Marvel LegacyNow that Marvel’s Secret Empire is coming to a close, it’s time for Marvel Legacy to start. After years of never-ending events, Marvel is clearing the way for a back-to-basics approach focusing on some of their most classic characters. Initiatives in the past have led to lesser-known characters getting the spotlight in addition to shifting secret identities for some of Marvel’s core superheroes.

While Legacy certainly seems promising, there are a lot of similarities to DC’s re-branding efforts from last year, Rebirth. This isn’t the first time these companies have gone through re-brandings — hell, they’ve both even fully rebooted their lines in the past. After the commercial and critical success that has been DC Rebirth, it makes sense that the editors over at Disney/Marvel were paying attention. As Disney prepares to release Avengers: Infinity War onto the world, they’re doing everything they can to ensure their comics are keeping old and new fans excited.

Hit Next to find learn more about how Marvel Legacy copies DC Rebirth.

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.