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Chadwick Boseman Shares His Reaction To The Black Panther Teaser Trailer

Chadwick Boseman freaked out about the Black Panther teaser trailer just about as much as the rest of us. The actor revealed his reaction to the trailer's debut in a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, saying that he actually shut off his phone because it was too exciting.

"It's like, when I was watching it, I forgot that I was in the movie," he said, adding that lots of people contacted him as soon as the trailer aired. "I cut my phone off because it was exciting. I literally for like three minutes was like, oh my gosh, just staring at the screen, and then I cut my phone off just so, because it was too much stimulation." 

Boseman's reaction to the trailer was pretty much as extreme as everyone else's, with the clip racking up 89 million views in just 24 hours and absolutely dominating social media, generating 466,000 conversations in just a few days. The trailer still has people talking, as almost two weeks after it was released, Black Panther is still garnering more social media buzz than huge upcoming releases like Transformers: The Last Knight and Despicable Me 3.

Black Panther, which takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War, follows Boseman's T'Challa after he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as king. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as king and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. 

The rest of the cast includes Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, a member of T'Challa's personal guard, Michael B. Jordan as villain Erik Killmonger, and Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis reprising their roles as Everett Ross and Ulysses Klaude, respectively. Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Sterling K. Brown, and Daniel Kaluuya also star. Ryan Coogler directs based on a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.

The movie is due out on Feb. 16, 2018. In the meantime, see some of the other trailers released this month that will blow you away.