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Marvel introduces us to Warriors of Wakanda in Black Panther featurette.

Marvel Studios just released a new featurette today for their upcoming action flick, Black Panther.

In the featurette, we are introduced to the Dora Milaje. The Dora Milaje are the all-female special force squad of Wakanda who serve as T’Challa’s bodyguards. In particular, we get more insight into Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o). Both characters represent two different paths. Okoye follows the path of the traditionalist. Nakia is focused on moving forward towards modernity and embracing the outside world.

The official synopsis of the film is below:

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. However, when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. JordanLupita Nyong’oDanai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela BassettForest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis, whom we’ve already met in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. Are you excited? Make sure you check out the featurette  and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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