Black Panther 2 Clip Shows Okoye Fighting With New Dora Milaje

A new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clip shows Okoye (Danai Gurira) fighting alongside the Dora Milaje. The final Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in Phase 4 brings audiences back to Wakanda with a very different focus. The passing of Chadwick Boseman in real life meant Black Panther 2 moved forward without recasting T’Challa. It was decided that the sequel would elevate the roles of established characters in T’Challa’s absence, which is expected to give Okoye, Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) bigger roles in the story. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will do so by having them play an important part in fighting Namor (Tenoch Huerta).

The larger roles for Black Panther 2’s characters allows the sequel to expand various parts of their individual stories. The film’s marketing has all but confirmed that Shuri is the MCU’s new Black Panther and the one who will pick up the mantle after T’Challa’s death. Black Panther 2 will also show M’Baku take on more of a leadership role beyond the Jabari tribe, while Nakia is primed for a big role as well. Okoye’s place in the sequel includes expanding the mythos of the Dora Milaje, the all-female warrior group designated to protect Wakanda’s ruler. It was previously revealed that this will include introducing the Midnight Angels, a special strike force group of Dora Milaje warriors.

Okoye and the Dora Milaje take center stage in a new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clip shared by Adoro Trailers​​​​​​. The footage shows Okoye fighting alongside Ayo (Florence Kasumba), who last appeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as a new member named Aneka (Michaela Coel). The Black Panther 2 clip highlights Aneka’s new electric daggers and features a speech from Okoye on why the Dora Milaje use their spears.

Michaela Coel’s character Aneka is one of the biggest new additions to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While the marketing has mostly focused on the arrivals of the mutant Namor and Ironheart (Dominique Thorne), Michaela Coel’s Aneka should be among the most skilled members of the Dora Milaje and is part of the Midnight Angels. In the comics, she is tasked by T’Challa to train the other warriors how to fight Doctor Doom’s robots. Aneka is also in a romantic relationship with Ayo in the comics, giving Black Panther 2 a chance to add to the MCU’s LGBTQ+ representation with Coel previously confirming this character detail remains.

The previous Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailers includes some quick shots of Michaela Coel’s Aneka, but this clip is the best look yet at her character in action. It provides viewers with a glimpse of her personality, while the exchange between Aneka and Ayo could even help set up their romance. She is not wearing the traditional Midnight Angels blue armor in this scene, but Michael Coel and Dania Gurira are expected to wear it during Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Hopefully, this will also include a team-up fight with Aneka and Okoye.

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