With the release of Marvel's Black Panther only a week away, Time Magazine has revealed that star Chadwick Boseman graces the cover of its new issue.
Time debuted the cover this morning with a brief video, which begins with Black Panther slashing through a black background, before the cover alternates between Boseman in the hero's Vibranium suit, and the actor himself. To the left of the photo is the phrase, "A Hero Rises: The Superpower of Black Panther."
As was pointed out on Twitter, this isn't the first time Wakanda's King T'Challa has appeared on the cover of Time. There have been various mock covers created over the years, pretending as if actual magazines were following the exploits of the Black Panther. Time shows up again in the mocked rundown with the headline "T'Challa: The Man Who Would Be King," along with Wired (referencing Wakanda's presence as an innovator of science and technology, as well as its rare metal Vibranium), GQ (calling out Tony Stark) and Esquire (naming T'Challa the eighth smartest man in the world).
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. The film opens Feb. 16.