So here is a post about the women of the movie.
Queen Ramonda, played by Angela freaking Bassett.
Because of course she’s playing a queen.
In the comics, Ramonda is T’Challa’s closest advisor and T’Chaka’s wife.
They seem to be keeping that for the movie.
- Nakia, played by (Actual Goddess) Lupita Nyong’o.
The comics version is Problematic(tm). She was a teenage member of the Dora Milaje who had a crush on T’Challa. T’Challa had made it clear that he never intended to pursue any of the Dora Milaje romantically, which broke with tradition. After a misunderstanding, Nakia’s infatuation embiggened and she tried to kill Monica Lynne, T’Challa’s significant other.
In the movie, Nakia is a bad ass globe-trotting spy for Wakanda, sans any homicidal bunny boiler qualities hopefully.
- Okoye, played by Danai Gotdamn Gurira.
The general of the Dora Milaje, who Danai described as only second to T’Challa in combat ability.
- Shuri, played by Letitia Wright
T’Challa’s younger sister. Even more protective of Wakanda than her brother.In the movie, she is a tech genius.
- Ayo, played by Florence Kasumba.
The scene stealing member of the Dora Milaje from Civil War.
In the comics, she is in a relationship with Aneka. Aneka was sentenced to death for killing a rapist chieftan. Ayo busted her out using advanced tech and they used that advanced tech to help Wakandan citizens as the Midnight Angels.
Anyway, discuss. Or don’t. I’m not your real mom.