'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' released its first official trailer on October 3. Whereas the previous teaser was more centered on the grief left by T'Challa's death (played by the late Chadwick Boseman), the trailer gives a better look at what's in store for the action of this film, including antagonist Namor, the king of an underwater nation, played by Tenoch Huerta, as well as the first look at Ironheart, the MIT-student successor to Tony Stark, played by Dominique Thorne. Plus, there's a glimpse of the next female Black Panther. The sequel hits theaters on November 11.
Black Panther is known as the first Black superhero, followed by Luke Cage and Blade. Though it might not always seem like it, the enduring popularity of a character like Blade helped pave the way for more multiethnic characters in the world of comics, and even helped cement the current popularity of Black Panther.
Has that got you thinking? Then click on for a brief history of Black superheroes, and their significance in broader pop culture.