Players embark on a daring mission within the kingdom of Wakanda.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced details around the content included in “Marvel’s Black Panther Movie Character and Level Pack,” the next DLC for “LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2.” The pack, available at $2.99 suggested retail price, will add a level and characters inspired by Marvel Studios’ upcoming film, “Black Panther,” in theaters nationwide on February 16.
Set within the Kingdom of Wakanda, players will take the legendary Wakandan Super Hero and his sister Shuri on a dangerous mission within the darkest depths of their homeland, battling mutated creatures and arch-nemesis Erik Killmonger’s vicious army. New playable characters Black Panther (Vibranium Suit), Okoye, Nakia, Erik Killmonger (Black Panther), Ulysses Klaue and Everett K. Ross, add to the main game’s roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains.
The Black Panther level pack can be purchased separately or as part of the Season Pass which includes six Level Packs and four Character Packs, including the previously released Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 content, and the Champions, Out of Time, and Agents of Atlas Character Packs. The Season Pass is available for $14.99 suggested retail price or as part of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition, which features the main game, access to the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack, and an exclusive Giant-Man LEGO Minifigure (Minifigure only available in the physical version of the Deluxe Edition).
“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” is available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo Switch™, and Windows® PC.
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Hear what it takes to be the War Dog of Wakanda.
In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” T’Challa’s strength comes from the people he chooses to be by his side. Nakia is a War Dog, a strong-willed warrior with exceptional skills. She’s also a Wakandan spy who—unlike others—has seen life outside of Wakanda.
Played by Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o, on an intimate set visit last year, she describes Nakia and the women of “Black Panther” as departures from their comic book counterparts. Nyong’o credits director Ryan Coogler and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole for deepening her understanding the role of women in Wakanda. Nakia is determined, and that played a part in taking on the physicality of the role, “It does take a lot of physical endurance and a commitment to your body. Like nothing else. But it’s been so much fun to challenge my body in this new way.”
When it comes to Nakia’s fighting style, her method is formed by a multitude of specialties: judo, jiu-jitsu, and silat. Nyong’o was pushed to take on these new techniques to form Nakia’s performance, “I’m learning all these cool skills and I get to jump higher than I thought I could jump. I get to roll backwards which I thought I would never do after the age of 8? So it’s been fun.”
Coogler is collaborative director with an athletic background himself. Nyong’o describes how he’s responsive to the actor’s needs and suggestions, “He has the mind of a fighter in a way that I really need. Because sometimes I’m like ‘I don’t know what a fighter would do?’ So to have someone who has that instinct has been very very helpful.”
“I’ve never been at the heart of an action film. So I’m fascinated with how slow it is. So slow. And so broken up. You know one moment that will go in like ten seconds you work on for half the day or something.”
Hear more from Lupita Nyong’o at Marvel Studios’ Black Panther World Premiere Red Carpet with Chadwick Boseman below:
See Lupita Nyong’o in action as Nakia when “Black Panther” opens in theaters on February 16!
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Get ready for T'Challa's royal arrival on screen on February 16!
T’Challa first appeared in the pages of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s 1966 FANTASTIC FOUR (#52). Now, the heir to the Wakandan throne gets ready to take center stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next month’s Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”
Last year, Marvel.com had the opportunity to visit the “Black Panther” set, and we saw and learned tons of incredible information surrounding our Wakandan king T’Challa, the women that make up the Dora Milaje, our main antagonists, and Wakanda itself.
Here are the 10 biggest things we learned about “Black Panther” from our set visit!
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe “Black Panther” is based on Christopher Priest and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ comics runs.
- “Black Panther” continues exactly where “Captain America: Civil War” left off.
- “Black Panther” explores what happens when T’Challa returns home, how does Wakanda cope with the loss of T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka, and if T’Challa is ready to be the king of Wakanda
- Expect to see and learn about the Dora Milaje (the “Adored Ones”) or as “Black Panther” Executive Producer Nate Moore describes them, “an all-female Seal Team Six,” led by Okoye (Danai Gurira).
- In fact, Chadwick Boseman wants you to know that there are no damsels in distress in this film.
- T’Challa’s 16 year old sister Shuri may very well be the smartest person in the world, and she heads up Wakanda’s technology. Tony, did you hear that? Step up your game!
- The independent African nation, Wakanda, is the most technologically-developed city in the world. Its advancements is due in part to Vibranium, their knowledge of handling Vibranium, and their isolation from the rest of the world.
- There is no shortage of James Bond-like action in this film. Lupita Nyong’o even handles her own stunts giving heavy Judo and Jujitsu influences to Nakia’s fighting style.
- Can we expect any of our Avengers popping up on screen? According to Moore, “There’s so many characters in the Black Panther world that we wanted to explore, we didn’t want to rely on cameos from other movies.”
- As for our antagonists, filmgoers can expect to learn more about Ulysses Klaue’s relationship to Wakanda and Erik Killmonger’s vision for Wakanda’s power and legacy.
We’ll be exploring more secrets and insights of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” in the coming days and weeks leading up to its theatrical release!
Get your tickets now for “Black Panther” and stay tuned for even more royal action in the coming days and weeks!
If you’re interested in learning more about Wakandan architecture and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” pick up MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER: THE ART OF THE MOVIE in stores February 13. Go behind the scenes with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers in this keepsake volume!
“Black Panther” hits theaters February 16! While you await the King, follow @theblackpanther on Twitter and like Black Panther’s official Facebook page!