Welcome to Wakanda! On Friday night, viewers watching the 2017 NBA Finals Game 4 featuring the Warriors vs. Cavs, saw a Teaser Trailer featuring a different warrior. The brand new "Black Panther" teaser trailer from Marvel Studios officially dropped, showing some quick shots of various clips and dialogue from the new film. Here's the latest on this exciting new superhero action film from the Marvel cinematic universe.

Who is Black Panther?

The solo hero flick is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. In the comics, he is King T'Challa, and that's the same name they're going with in the films.

T'Challa and Black Panther first showed up in the superhero extravaganza "Captain America: Civil War" in which he was forced to choose one side of the Avengers to fight against the rest.

Chadwick Boseman played the character in that first appearance, and he'll do so again in the new movie. The plot will follow King T'Challa's return to Wakanda where factions are battling one another in his country. He'll end up teaming up with special forces and a C.I.A. agent to try to prevent a potential world war.

In the new trailer, there are brief shots of Black Panther in action, whether it be a nighttime attack scene in which he takes out armed men or another scene in which he displays agility and skill in leaping from one car that is turning over onto another that is driving.

Fans who have watched all of the Marvel movies including "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will also recognize another character. Villain Ulysses Klaue, played by actor Andy Serkis, is featured in much of the teaser trailer's dialogue, so he could figure prominently in this film.

Klaue is an arms dealer working out of South Africa who is also missing one arm but uses technology to replace it with a cannon weapon.

In addition to Boseman and Serkis, this film features an ensemble cast of actors and actresses. Michael B. Jordan stars as Erik Killmonger, while Lupita Nyong'o plays T'Challa's love interest, Nakia.

There's also Angela Bassett as Ramonda, who is T'Challa's mother, and Forest Whitaker as Zuri, someone who is an "elder statesman" in the fictional nation of Wakanda.

Movie release details

Avid fans of the Marvel movies know that a few other movies are on the way before "Black Panther" hits big screens in the theaters. In early July, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is on the schedule. It will feature at least Spider-Man and Iron Man in the film, but it's unknown if any other superheroes will make cameos.

In August, fans who watch Netflix will also get a treat as the superhero team-up miniseries, "The Defenders" drops on the 8th. It will feature a team combining the talents of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

In November, there's "Thor: Ragnarok" which will star Chris Hemsworth in his role as Thor, and also Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Hulk. That movie drops on November 3rd, 2017.

With that said, fans can see "Black Panther" in theaters on February 16, 2018. Luckily there are those other Marvel movies to hold fans over until then.