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Black Panther International Trailer Unveils New Footage Of Wakanda

Step into the spotlight, indeed.

We are now at the "international trailer that introduces way more new footage than we anticipated" phase of Black Panther's marketing campaign—not that there's any reason to complain about that.

Marvel Studios has now released a new trailer for the upcoming 18th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this one cut for Japanese markets. While it does show a lot of things we've seen before—the walls that hide Wakanda, T'Challa's pretty purple spirit journey—there's also plenty in here that we haven't seen before.

In addition to breaking down the "technological marvel" that is the secretive nation of Wakanda, the trailer provides a new glimpse of the powers of Andy Serkis' villain, Ulysses Klaue, a better look at the anti-Black Panther suit of villain Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, as well as a stunning-looking fight scene that shows Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa and Killmonger plummeting from a great height, locked in combat.

There's also the line from T'Challa wondering aloud about what would happen if the world found out the true nature of Wakanda, and knew what the nation possessed—a secret that, if released, could apparently destroy the world. Whatever could that be referring to? Could it be the massive stores of vibranium that have allowed the nation to become a secretive technological powerhouse? Is it the whereabouts of the Winter Soldier, currently on ice following the events of Captain America: Civil War? Or could it possibly be the sixth and final Infinity Stone not yet accounted for, the as-yet-unseen Soul Stone?

Most likely, it's a statement cobbled together from three different lines of dialogue to make for a snappy trailer moment. But Wakanda does have a lot of secrets—and also, probably, the Soul Stone! The only way to find out for sure is to check out the movie—and when a flick comes out that looks this cool, that's not the biggest ask on Earth.

Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.