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Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa takes his seat on Wakandan throne in 'Black Panther' teaser

 (Walt Disney Studios)
(Walt Disney Studios)

Welcome to Wakanda! Chadwick Boseman's Prince T'Challa is unmasked, seated for a royal audience in the latest "Black Panther" teaser.

The stern comic book hero takes his place on the Wakandan throne (that is giving us serious Asgard vibes) in Marvel's new teaser poster, which landed ahead of the full teaser trailer's debut during Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

"Thankful... #TChalla #BlackPanther [And tune into game 4 of the #NBAFinals tonight. ]," Boseman wrote on Twitter.

"Witness the legend," Marvel tweeted, and "Welcome to Wakanda!" wrote co-star Lupita Nyong'o in their versions of the announcement.

T'Challa's alter ego, Black Panther, a formidable fighter and noted tactician, made his big-screen debut in the 2016 installment of the Avengers' franchise "Captain America: Civil War," to fight alongside Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man.

His standalone film follows T'Challa's return to his African home after the death of his father. The heir apparent is to succeed to the throne of the isolated, technologically advanced African nation and take his rightful place as king, according to a Marvel news release.

In addition to Boseman and Nyong'o, the cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. The film is directed by "Creed's" Ryan Coogler, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole.

"Black Panther" hits theaters on Feb. 16.

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