Black Panther Empire Cover Highlights T'Challa's Vibranium Suit and Star Michael B. Jordan Says The Role Took Him To A "Dark Place"

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You just know that director Ryan Coogler ("Creed" & "Fruitvale Station") is going to nail this Marvel movie. The more you read about the creative process Coogler and his star Michael B Jordan went through the more you suspect this will be a special movie.

"It took me to a dark place," Jordan told Empire in their brand new issue. "Honestly, I can’t really go through all I went through to get into it because I want to keep that close to me. But it stuck with me afterwards." Luckily, he "had a lot of fun on set" with co-star Chadwick Boseman. "Chadwick’s a very talented dude," Jordan continues. "There’s a lot of physical moments and action sequences throughout this film that cause us to really challenge ourselves, and also fall deeper into character." 

Here's the official synopsis:

"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 theatres on February 16, 2018.