Funke “Jenifa” Akindele, has been announced as a member of the cast for the upcoming Marvel Studios thriller “Avengers Infinity War”. and as expected, the social media has celebrated her since the news went viral.
Here are some facts about her role in the movie:
1. Funke Akindele will play the role of a member of the Black Panther’s guards, the Dora Milaje.
2. The Dora Milaje are superior women recruited from every tribe of the Wakanda who serve as the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther.
3. As an ancient tribal tradition, the Dora Milaje are assembled as prospective brides for an unmarried king. This is to maintain unity in the clan by ensuring the possibility of the king selecting a wife from any of the 18 tribes in the kingdom.
4. It’s customary for the Dora Milaje to shave their heads and have tribal markings. They are the most accomplished female fighting team in the movie as they conveniently withstood an attack by the Black Widow.
‘Infinity War’, which is a sequel to 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ and 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, will be the nineteenth Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The blockbuster will feature many of the actors from previous MCU films and will also introduce new ones.
The filming for the movie began on January 23, 2017, and wrapped up on July 14, 2017 and the movie is set to hit the cinemas around the middle this year.
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