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Kenya’s Lupita nyong’o as Naika in Black Panther

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Kenya’s Lupita nyong’o as Naika in Black Panther

The first Black Panther trailer has clawed its way online and Kenya is celebrating Lupita Nyong’o.

The trailer is providing us with our first look at Academy Award-winner Lupita (12 Years a Slave) as Nakia — though Marvel Comics’ fans know her best as Malice.

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The role of Nakia portrays a female warrior, who is Black Panther’s love interest turned enemy.

To maintain a balance of power, the Wakandan Dora Milaje (aka the Adored One and wives-in-training) is chosen from rival tribes. In the case of Nakia, Q’Noma Valley tribal elders selected her to be Milaje.

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Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn), Winston Duke (Modern Family), Florence Kasumba (Emerald City), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson) and John Kani (Coriolanus).

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The movie is set to be released on  February 16, 2018.We definitely cannot wait!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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