With a little over a month until Black Panther hits movie theaters, Marvel has unveiled a brand new featurette focusing on the Dora Milaje.
The new feature, titled “Warriors of Wakanda,” was released earlier today and sees star Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) joined by fellow cast mates Danai Gurira (Okoye), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), and Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger) to discuss their respective characters and the unique fight style in Black Panther. Accordding to Gurira, the Dora Milaje, who pledge their lives to the throne and Wakanda, have a way of fighting in the film that is meant to be them moving as one. In the minute long footage, shown below, we see snippets of their fight choreography showcasing them moving as a single unit in battle.
Black Panther will mark the 18th Marvel film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it looks set to continue Marvel’s streak of number ones. While tracking is still a bit off, early estimates have the film set to open around $120 million, with the ability to climb even higher. These numbers are impressive, but shouldn’t be too surprising given that the film is currently outpacing Captain America: Civil War in ticket sales.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. The film opens Feb. 16.