A new TV spot for Black Panther has arrived, though instead of focusing on T'Challa or Killmonger, as in the past, this one takes time to highlight the women of Wakanda. More specifically, the Dora Milaje, the all-women strike force trained to protect the King at all costs.
The Dora Milaje are made up of multiple women, but in the film, its most notable members are its leader Okoye, T'Challa's former lover Nakia, and Ayo, the latter of whom showed up previously in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.
Along with their mastery of hand-to-hand combat, the Dora are in possession of a proficient arsenal of weapons, ranging from Vibranium discs to spears that are so strong they can stop a car driving at full speed. In addition to the Dora, the commercial also shows Shuri, T'Challa's genius sister -- herself armed with personally made Vibranium gauntlets in the shape of a panther -- and Ramonda, Queen Mother of Wakanda.
Arriving in theaters on Feb. 16, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Guira, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Andy Serkis.