Trailer Breakdown: 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

The newest trailer for "Judas and the Black Messiah" amps up the action, featuring an intense war between the Black Panther Party and the police.

By Jesse Conner

LaKeith Stanfield in "Judas and the Black Messiah."

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Judas and the Black Messiah

Biography / 2021 / R

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.

Warner Bros. released the second trailer for "Judas and the Black Messiah" and this one packs a punch.

Starting on a more reflective and somber note, we see a follower of the Black Panther Party talking to the Black Messiah himself Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) and telling him how she, along with the masses, was drawn to him, and inspired by him.

The next sequence changes the mood a bit, showing officer Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) confronting criminal William O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) and telling him that he can either go to jail for 6+ years or help out by being their inside man in the Black Panther Party.

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At this point, O'Neal is out of options, and agrees to the assignment.

The trailer begins to speed up pretty quickly, showing O'Neal getting chummy with Hampton, almost as if he's now Hampton's right-hand man and the Black Panther Party seems to be protesting peacefully and just trying to nurture their community.

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Soon after, the situation switches from peaceful protesting to war, with shotguns blasting left and right.

We see a brief altercation between O'Neal and Hampton which may indicate that Hampton knows O'Neal is an informant, and his cover might be blown.

Click below to watch the new, action-packed trailer.

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