Young Black Panther fans will get to see more of their favorite superhero in the upcoming special LEGO Marvel Super Heroes-Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda.
According to Marvel, the special will be made up of five shorts that will be uploaded to the Marvel HQ YouTube page starting May 11. The five shorts will then be compiled as one special on June 3, when it airs in its entirety on Disney XD at 11 a.m. ET.
In the special, T’Challa (voiced by James Mathis III) will have to protect Wakanda from Thanos, who wants to destroy the world. Other starring voices include Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) as Okoye, Keston John (Bosch) as Killmonger, Daisy Lightfoot (Horizon: Zero Dawn) as Shuri and Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) as Thanos. Other credits include Trevor Devall (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) as Klaue, Mick Wingert (Kung Fu Panda) as Iron Man, Travis Willingham (Sonic Boom) as Thor, Laura Bailey (Marvel’s Spider-Man) as Black Widow, Roger Craig Smith (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) as Captain America, Liam O’Brien (Critical Role) as Doctor Strange and Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) as Hulk.
According to the official description: “When Thanos arrives from outer space and threatens to destroy Earth, the Black Panther leaps into action and defeats him with the help of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But the situation only gets worse when rogue villains Killmonger and Klaue team up with the Mad Titan to take the fight to Black Panther’s homeland! Can the Panther pounce on their perilous plan before Wakanda is pulverized?”
As you might be able to guess, this special ties into events that take place in Avengers: Infinity War, so if you have a little one who’s intense about spoilers, let them know before May 11. But from what is shown in the trailer, it seems like this will be cool for audiences to watch regardless of whether they’ve seen the film (especially since in the LEGO universe, Klaue and Killmonger are still alive).
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes-Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda is written by Mark Hoffmeier, directed by Michael Black, with animation services provided by Pure Imagination Studios.