2018 is here, and Marvel has released a new image from the upcoming Black Panther movie to celebrate. Appropriate for the occasion, the image features T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) walking down a set of stairs in clothes that seem to indicate they’re attending a party together. The photo was posted to Black Panther’s official Twitter account with the caption “Shall we, 2018?” on New Year’s Eve.
The image also seems to hint at the relationship between the two characters. In the film, Nyong’o’s Nakia is part of the Dora Milaje, a group who serve to protect the T’Challa, the king. But she is also a warrior, so Nakia will most likely have to decide between her priorities. In a recent interview, Nyong’o said that her character is “Very passionate about her work. She has to decide where her allegiance lies and what comes first.”
Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018. Check out the image below!