‘Black Panther’ poster released before the teaser trailer premieres tonight!

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dropped the first official poster for the film on Instagram and Twitter this morning while suggesting there was more to come. He wasn’t kidding, as Marvel Studios will premiere the teaser trailer for Black Panther during Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonights on ABC.

The one-sheet is great, showing King T’Challa (Boseman) on his throne in Wakanda. It’s a striking image that communicates the same presence that made Boseman’s performance in Captain America: Civil War so great last year.

Black Panther finished principal photography in April after beginning in January of this year. Some press already saw a bit of the film during the Marvel Studios open house in April, so perhaps fans will get a taste of what was shown then in tonight’s teaser. Perhaps it’s something else entirely. Either way, we’re all seeing some of Black Panther tonight!

Black Panther is in theaters February 16, 2018

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.