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Here Are Some Totally Normal Responses to These New Black Panther Stills

Chadwick Boseman.

Countdown to Black History Month: Marvel’s Black Panther movie is still months away (mark your calendars for February 16, 2018!), but a set of new stills from Entertainment Weekly continues to tease just how glorious this movie will be. Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa, king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, in his journey to take the throne as a head of state and a superhero simultaneously. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told Vulture that seeing this cast — comprised of Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman — come together was amazing, and taking a look at these stills, it’s impossible not to agree. Here are several totally normal reactions to these photos.

Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

Please believe me when I say that this photo conceived me, gave birth to me, and then sent me a bill for wasting Lupita’s precious time. (I would pay that bill, by the way. Happily.)

Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

This is a photo of a date I was stunningly not invited to.

Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

Yellow, a color invented by Mahershala Ali, heard the Beyoncé song “Upgrade U” and began working exclusively with Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira.

Letitia Wright, Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

(Charlize Theron don’t read this.)

To everyone else: Angela! Bassett! In! White! Locs!

Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

Two white dudes who used to be in The Hobbit, idk.

Nyong’o and Letitia Wright. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

This photo of Nyong’o, as Nikia, Black Panther’s love interest, and his sister Shuri, a weapons developer, has single-handedly brought shoulder pads back into fashion.

Boseman, Jordan. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

This photo of Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan came with me to the club and danced with another girl right in front of me, and yet when this photo asked if I was still excited for Black Panther’s release I said “Bet.”

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