The women of Wakanda are kicking ass and taking names in this featurette from Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther.”
The video introduces the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces warriors and bodyguards to new king T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Leading the charge is Okoye (Danai Gurira), who is described as more old-school. Then, there’s Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), who “challenges tradition.”
“She was born to be a warrior,” Nyong’o says.
The featurette provides new glimpses of the Dora Milaje in action, with their elegant and fluid fighting style. T’hey take on Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger at one point — and look to be formidable opponents for the villain. And Nakia has one fight sequence in some kind of casino, which would not be out of place in a James Bond film.
“Black Panther” is generating tons of buzz; it’s already Marvel’s best-selling movie in advance ticket sales.
The movie opens February 16.