Lexus Releases Super Bowl Commercial with Black Panther and Lexus LS 500

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Lexus USA has released their Super Bowl commercial well in advance of the February 4th event, and as promised, it features both the Black Panther and the new LS 500:

Pretty cool to see The Black Panther hopping out of an LS — the press release has all the big details:

“Long Live the King,” directed by Samuel Bayer, incorporates actual footage from the film—notably, of Letitia Wright as T’Challa’s sister, Shuri—and features many of the film’s actors, including the Dora Milaje team of Wakandan special forces: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Marija Abney and Zola Williams. The ad was shot using only original costumes and gear from the film, including the Black Panther/King T’Challa outfits, Dora Milaje battle suits and vibranium canisters. Even the film’s fight choreographer, Jonathan (JoJo) Eusebio, was engaged to stage the spot’s fight scene. It features VFX work by Luma, the studio who created Black Panther’s suit FX for the film. The ad was shot in downtown L.A. at night using a custom lighting unit.