It's a brand new year, which means we've got a year chock full of superhero movies to get through. First up on that list is Black Panther, which looks to be setting the bar pretty high for the entire year. Trailers for the movie have made it look amazing, and many have been praising everything from the cast to the bumpin' soundtrack. There's also the Dora Milaje, the all-female fighting force of Wakanda. Learn a bit more about them in this cool featurette from Marvel Studios.
The Dora Milaje are the elite fighting force of Wakanda with the mission to protect the throne and its king -- The Black Panther. You wouldn't think a guy with enhanced senses and a vibranium suit would need much protecting, but the Dora Milaje might just be the most well trained warriors on the planet. Black Panther has shown us plenty of the title character, but the above featurette shines the spotlight on the women who watch his back. It reveals some new tidbits about the elite bodyguards, with maybe a full snippet of new footage to go along with it.
The two most prominent characters in the Dora Milaje are Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), who seem to be a bit at odds with each other. Okoye is the general of the Dora Milaje and represents tradition. Nakia, on the other hand, is more of a spy and challenges tradition.
As far as the action goes, the Dora Milaje are trained to fight as one unit. They move and strike in unison, which is a fairly unique way of waiting. Let's hope that they remember that trick when they are facing thousands of Thanos' army a few months later in Avengers: Infinity War.
Black Panther is the latest film from the MCU, following T'Challa after he returns home to Wakanda after the events of Captain America: Civil War and must learn to accept the responsibilities of the throne. However, old enemies return to Wakanda seeking to usurp the throne and exploit the nation's resources of vibranium. Directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay written by himself and Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis.
At this point, I highly doubt you need any more selling on Black Panther and you can expect the movie to arrive in theaters on February 16, 2018. To learn more about the superhero movie, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide about Black Panther. For all the other movies you can look forward to, check out our Marvel movie and 2018 movie guides to better plan all your theater trips for the year.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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