Here's a crash course on Black Panther before you watch the movie

Marvel's much-anticipated movie Black Panther is set to hit theatres on February 16. Based on its trailer it seems like an action-packed and exciting fare.

In case you haven't been following Marvel's amazing canon, here are a few things you should know about Black Panther before you go watch the movie.

1. He isn't just a superhero

T'Challa isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill superhero, he's also the king of Wakanda. Man's got responsibilities! Fun fact: Though the title of 'king' can be passed down in the family, it is a title that can be earned as well. 

A poster for Black Panther. (Facebook)

2. Wakanda is not your average kingdom

Though the movie is not completely set in the fictional kingdom of Wakanda, we still catch a few sneak peeks of it. It is said to be the most technologically advanced city ever. The kingdom of Wakanda rests on a large deposit of vibranium -- the same stuff that Captain America's shield is made of!

The city of Wakanda (Facebook)

3. Michael B Jordan plays Eric Killmonger

Eric Killmonger is an exiled resident of Wakanda. Now we know why he's so angry and looking for revenge. Killmonger studied in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the only match for the Black Panther in physical combat thanks to extensive revenge training! 

Eric Killmonger is ready for revenge. (Facebook)

4. Girls with guts

Even though the movie's main focus is the Black Panther and Eric Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira steal the scene as the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's team of special forces made up of women. Dora Milage means the "adored ones".

Danai Gurira as Okoya, who is a part of the Dora Milage (Facebook)

Lupita Nyong'o plays Nakai (Facebook)

5. Captain America might make an appearance

In case you forgot, Captain America's best friend and comrade Bucky is currently in suspended animation in Wakanda. Will the Captain come back to get him? We can only wait and see! 

6. Keep up with Klaw

Does this evil villain's face look familiar? Black Panther's oldest adversary first makes an appearance in 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron as a black market arms dealer. So now we know where he got that vibranium from!

Familiar faces (Facebook)

7. Not your average genius

Playing Shuri, T'Challa's younger sister is portrayed by Letitia Wright. She's a supergenius whose IQ exceeds that of Tony Stark's.

Smartypants (Facebook)

 Black Panther is set to release in theatres on February. 16.

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