Lexus Super Bowl commercial 2018: Marvel’s Black Panther drives an LS 500 F Sport

Black Panther in the 2018 2018 Lexus Super Bowl commercial
Black Panther clings to the roof of a Lexus in the car firm’s 2018 Super Bowl commercial

Lexus teamed up with Marvel’s Black Panther for its 2018 Super Bowl commercial — which includes footage from the actual movie.

The advert for the LS 500 Sport shows Chadwick Boseman’s character from the new movie, King T’Challa aka Black Panther, clinging to the roof of a speeding car being driven by Okoye, played by Danai Gurira.

He then attacks some bad guys and gets back a quantity of mythical metal Vibranium which they stole from T’Challa’s home nation of Wakanda, before putting it safely in the trunk.

She drives off, before T’Challa’s sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, gets another car to drive and pick him up while she pilots it remotely — allowing him to turn back into getting him to a World Leadership Conference just in time.

Who is in the Lexus Super Bowl commercial?

The commercial, titled Long Live the King, features Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa aka Black Panther, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Letitia Wright as Shuri. It also features members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s elite bodyguards, played by Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Marija Abney and Zola Williams.

How fast is the LS 500 F Sport?

It’s fast! The LS 500 features a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid engine with twin turbochargers producing a 0-60 time of just 4.5 seconds (gas RWD), with 415 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.

What is the song in the Black Panther Super Bowl commercial?

The song used in the commercial is Legend Has It by hip-hop group Run The Jewels. The advert uses both actual footage from the new Black Panther movie, as well as new scenes specifically made for the ad. It was shot in downtown Los Angeles.

A 30-second version of the commercial was made to be shown during the Super Bowl. Here’s the full-length one:

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