Whether you’re a Marvel fan or simply an action movie junkie, February can’t get here fast enough.

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of this expected blockbuster since it was “hinted” at last year after Captain America: Civil War debuted my future husband, T’Challa, who was played by Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman aka T’Challa aka Black Panther aka #BAE.


Yes.  He’s mine.  In my head.  #HelpMeJesus

He’s….he’s just…like…WHY WOULD GOD CREATE A HUMAN BEING LIKE THAT FOR ME TO NOT LOOK AT?!?!? 😩 *throws tantrum*

My apologies, loves.  I’m back.

As I watched the released movie trailer on Marvel’s YouTube channel, I had to replay it a few times because of the feeling it gave me to see so many beautiful black actors in one movie without spewing profane words every other line! #RareMoment #Proud

Angela Basset gave me that Sarabi vibe when she simply said, “My son, it is your time…” *quivers*  👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Yessssss, muva!

Lupita Nyong’o went all Nala on me with the one line she had in the trailer:  “You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be.” ✊🏽 

Michael B. Jordan was sitting up there lookin’ like good ol’ jealous and greedy Scar with that wild tribal mask and frazzled mane.

And for a brief 3 seconds (from 1:11 – 1:14), Boseman took me back to the Lion King where Simba was all grown up and revisited the majestic Pride Rock that he and our beloved Mufasa frequented prior to his death.

Think about this:

  • T’Challa lost his father in an attack.
  • Simba lost his father in an attack.
  • T’Challa inherited the position of king before he was ready (go back and watch Civil War if you don’t remember this part) as a result of his father’s death.
  • Simba inherited the position of king before he was mature enough as a result of his father’s death.
  • T’Challa was close to his father.
  • Simba was close to his father.

Not to mention that both characters are ferocious felines that thrive in the wild. *shrugs shoulders* #Meh

And for a sentimental moment of 3 seconds while watching this trailer – as Chadwick gazed at the stars in the garden that filled the sky, and walked slowly to what resembled the tree of life – a sudden chill overcame me as I envisioned Simba returning to the edge of the kingdom, and seeing his father in the sky.

Mm hmm.


That feeling.

And, yes, ladies and gents – my brain went through all of that as I watched a movie trailer that lasted only 2 minutes and 18 seconds.  This is my brain on a slow day.  😎

I wish February would hurry up already because all of the trailers and posters being plastered all over social media are playing with my ‘motions (emotions).


2 thoughts on “The NEW Black Panther Trailer Made Me Think Of The Lion King

  1. There are some similarities between the two. Im sure there will be a scene where Black Panther talks to his father much like simba did after Mufasas passing. Black panthers have a connection with previous panthers of the past. Also i noticed how similar that spiritual looking tree looked liked Rafikis home in lion king.

    1. That’s the same thing I said!!! I called it “the Tree of Life” though…LOL! *in my ghetto voice* “Same Difference!” 😋

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