Marvel's Chadwick Boseman stars in first trailer for Spike Lee's Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Here's your first look at Marvel's Chadwick Boseman in Spike Lee's forthcoming Netflix movie, Da 5 Bloods.

The Black Panther actor stars as the fallen squad leader of a group of African American veterans from the Vietnam War, who return to the country to find his remains alongside a stash of buried gold.

Directed by Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing) and also starring Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Jonathan Majors and Isiah Whitlock Jr, the journey will see the vets confronted by the lasting and devastating effect of the war.

Da 5 Bloods will drop on Netflix on June 12.

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The trailer begins with the four veterans reminiscing about the memories of their squad leader (Boseman), who they describe as the "best damn soldier that ever lived".

It then sees them travel back to Vietnam in search of gold previously buried by him there.

"We bury it – later on, we come back and collect it," Boseman says in the trailer.

"We've been dying for this country from the very get. We give this gold to our people."

The trailer also sees the veterans struggle with their traumatic memories from the war, with real-life images from the conflict and America's response incorporated into the movie (a similar technique to that used in Lee's BlacKkKlansman).

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Related: Black Panther almost didn't get made because of Marvel "roadblocks"

In other news, Boseman previously revealed which Marvel character he originally auditioned for.

He's due to reprise his role as T'Challa in Black Panther 2, which is currently scheduled for release in 2022.

Da 5 Bloods will be available on Netflix worldwide from June 12.

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