Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Clip Finds Okoye, Aneka & the Dora Milaje Doing Battle

A new clip from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brings the action, as Okoye, the Dora Milaje, and new character Aneka do battle with a band of soldiers. Released courtesy of Twitter user Marvel Updates, the sequence is sure to have fans excited for what’s to come when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters next month.

Best known for I May Destroy You, BAFTA Award-winning actress Michaela Coel will join the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Aneka. A Wakandan warrior, this latest footage clearly demonstrates her affinity for fighting, with Coel excited to bring the LGBTQ+ character from the pages of Marvel Comics into live action.

As well as assisting the likes of Okoye and the Dora Milaje in their battles, Aneka will be at the center of a forbidden romance with the second-in-command of Wakanda’s all-female special forces, Ayo, played once again by Florence Kasumba. Ultimately, this element is what sold Coel on joining the MCU. “That sold me on the role, the fact that my character’s queer,” Coel said of her decision to play Aneka. “I thought: I like that, I want to show that to Ghana.”

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“People say, ‘Oh, it’s fine, it’s just politics.’ But I don’t think it is just politics when it affects how people get to live their daily lives,” Coel continued, discussing the harsh anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Ghana. “That’s why it felt important for me to step in and do that role because I know just by my being Ghanaian, Ghanaians will come.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will Hit Theaters in November

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“In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death,” the latest synopsis reads. “As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in U.S. theaters Nov. 11, 2022.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler, who has co-written the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Angela Bassett as Ramonda. Additionally, the rest of the supporting cast will include Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, Danny Sapani, Mabel Cadena, Alex Livinalli, Kamaru Usman, and Richard Schiff.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 11, 2022, as the final film in Phase Four of the MCU.