Kendrick Lamar has already been a part of Black Panther. His song “DNA” was featured during the sizzle reel from the film that played at San Diego Comic Con last July, but now Lamar is teasing something much bigger.
In the new music video for “LOVE,” Lamar emerges from behind a slate that reads “B. Panther; Soundtrack; Coming Soon.” You can see it at the 1:54 mark in the video below.
Beyond the classical score, Marvel Studios isn’t known for original songs in their movies, so this is a very exciting development. Director Ryan Coogler has already paired the film with great songs in the trailers, but an original track from Kendrick Lamar could give Black Panther its own anthem and something to keep the film on moviegoers’ minds long after they’ve left the theater.
Black Panther arrives in theaters February 16, 2018.