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.
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Read More