Everyone seems to be so centered on the large reveal of the brand new Black Panther on the finish of the newest Wakanda Perpetually trailer that they might have missed a glimpse of one other Black Panther earlier within the clip.
The important thing phrase right here is could. You may see the proof for your self beneath. Decelerate the trailer and freeze body it at 1:29. You’re searching for the shot of Namor slamming his weapon into the bottom. Within the background of the body, all the way in which to the appropriate, is a Black Panther…
Here’s a freeze-frame (admittedly, a type of blurry one):
A Twitter person seen this Panther by slowing the trailer right down to .25 velocity. They’re satisfied it’s “one other“ Black Panther, completely different from the one on the finish of the trailer.
For certain, there are variations between this shot of Black Panther and the one on the very finish of the trailer. Most clearly and importantly, this “second” Panther behind Namor doesn’t have the white dots across the eyes and on the brow of the helmet that the Panther on the finish of the trailer has. Here’s a high-res shot of that ultimate Panther reveal.
For certain, the Panther helmet in that shot with Namor shouldn’t be an identical to the one within the final shot of the trailer. However, we’re additionally undecided which means there’s a “one other” Black Panther on this film. While you put the photographs of the 2 Panther helmets aspect by aspect, they do look very comparable. The one from the Namor shot is lacking the white dots on the brow and across the eyes, however the entire different particulars, just like the gold accents on the eyebrows, brow, and cheeks, are current. And none of these particulars appeared on the Black Panther helmets worn by T’Challa or Killmonger within the first Black Panther movie.
The 2 helmets are shut sufficient that we suspect that “second” Panther is the identical one revealed within the final shot, however for some purpose, is proven in that shot behind Namor in a barely completely different helmet. It could possibly be that Marvel modified the feminine Black Panther’s costume late into manufacturing (which does typically occur) and that the sooner model didn’t have these distinctive white dots. Or perhaps there actually is a second Black Panther on this film! (Followers are already speculating in regards to the potential return of Killmonger within the movie.) We right here at ScreenCrush are we’re fairly skeptical about that — not less than primarily based on this shot alone.
Finally, we simply don’t know — and we received’t know for certain till Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually opens in theaters on November 11.
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