In a movie filled with stars and superheroes, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther was one of the standouts in Captain America: Civil War. Now, fans are anxiously awaiting his solo film to come, and thankfully Black Panther is less than a year away from hitting theaters. Boseman will not be alone in Marvel’s first film led by a Black superhero, as it also sees Ryan Coogler become the studio’s first Black director. Surrounding the talented duo is Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and many more.
In addition to the talented cast, Black Panther will dive into the expanded lore that comes with Wakanda and their ferocious leader. To keep their king safe and provide back up when needed, the Black Panther has constantly employed an all-female warrior group known as the Dora Milaje. They too will be expanded upon in the solo film – after Florence Kasumba portrayed Ayo in Civil War – and now some images and videos from set provide a look at their involvement.
As featured at the top of the post, RJArkell uploaded a look at Black Panther to YouTube that features an unknown member, possibly a stand in, of the Dora Milaje standing atop a car ready for a fight. Kor_celebrities on Twitter has also posted pictures of what appears to be the same sequence being shot, that being a car chase happening in South Korea.
This appears to be a very different look for the Dora Milaje than seen previously in other set photos. Their costumes could be simply a more casual – or, nighttime formalwear – attire for the warriors and whatever threat has resulted in this member being on top of a car was unexpected. That said, the all red look clearly identifies this woman as a member of the group.
While there is no sign of the Dora Milaje member on top of the car in the photos, the setting could point to this being part of the elaborate car chase that is said to be part of the film. As previously described, 150 cars and 700 people – Boseman and Jordan included – will be involved in this sequence. As this is filming in South Korea, these set images and video could be that scene or possibly a shorter sequence that takes place before the bigger event. Either way, the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks continue to show that the film will take place partially out of Wakanda and when it does, the action could be heavily featured.