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New Featurette Focuses on the Warrior Spirit of Wakanda

There's a new featurette focusing on the women of Wakanda. 

Specifically, it focuses on the warrior women Okoye and Nakia and the fighting group the Dora Milaje.

In the Marvel comic books, the Dora Milaje are an all-female group of highly trained bodyguards. You can read all about the Dora Milaje in our post.

The clip opens with Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther, saying that as "he is a world leader. That's a responsibility that other superheroes don't commonly have. That he has to look out for an entire nation."

Danai Gurira explains who the Dora Milaje are. "The Dora Milaje are women who pledged their lives to the throne and to the security of the kingdom," she says. "My character Okoye is the general of the armed forces as a whole,"

Lupita Nyong'o says"Okoye represents the old guard and tradition while my character, Nakia, challenges tradition." 

"Nakia was born to be a warrior," Nyong'o says. "She was born with a warrior spirit." 

There's an awesome behind-the-scenes shot along with Gurira explaining the fighting style of the Dora Milaje as "moving as one" and comparing it to a "wall".

Miachel B. Jordan, who plays the villainous Erik Killmonger, says "this is not your typical film" and reminds us "it's real".


Official Synopsis: "After the events of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war."

Black Panther (2018) stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T'Chaka, Winston Duke as M'Baku / Man Ape, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Sterling K. Brown as N'Jobu, Isaach de Bankolé, Nabiyah Be as Tilda Johnson, Sydelle Noel as Xoliswa, and Atandwa Kani.
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Screenplay by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler
Music by Ludwig Göransson
Cinematography by Rachel Morrison
Production design by Hannah Beachler

Black Panther (2018) is scheduled to be released February 16, 2018 (United States)

What do you think of the video? Are you excited for the women of Wakanda to take charge?

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