There’s so much to look forward to in Black Panther. Currently on track to beat Captain America: Civil War in pre-sale tickets, there is a lot of excitement for this film. And it just cranked it up a notch with this new featurette. Focusing on the warrior woman of the mysterious Wakanda, we learn a little something. While T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) may be it’s king, the women of Wakanda truly rule.

We’re told that the Dora Milaje are warriors who pledge their lives to the throne and security of the kingdom. It’s interesting to note that it’s to the throne, not so much their king, as kings can be usurped. Okoye (Danai Gurira) is the General of the Dora Milaje, who fight and move as one. So when they’re in battle, it’s a large force of kick a**ery. But Okoye represents the old way of doing things. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) challenges the old ways, giving T’Challa courage to take the path he wants to choose. 

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We had the Amazons last year, so this year will be the year of the Dora Milaje. And it is so deserved. More warrior women, all the warrior women! I cannot wait to see them all in action. They look so beautiful and so powerful. I’m also really curious to see their daily role in the lives of the Wakandan royalty. Will they protect the literal throne and their kingdom or will they try to protect their king as well? We’ll be able to see next month. 

Check out the video below and let us know what you think! Will you pretend you’re a Dora Milaje when you leave the theater or will you embrace Nakia’s warrior spirit? Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Black Panther news. The warriors of Wakanda will knock our socks off on February 16th.


Erin Lynch