In the action history blockbuster “The Woman King“ is about the Agojie, a unit from Elite-Women warriors who defended the Kingdom of Dahomey (a West African kingdom that existed on the coast of Benin Bay until the late 19th century) against other tribes and foreign invaders.
Due to their resemblance to the mythical Amazons, the warrior women were also referred to as “Dahomey Amazons” by western explorers. The Women’s Military Regiment was founded out of necessity: After Dahomey’s male population had declined due to constant wars with neighboring states and the slave trade and the annual sacrifices of able-bodied men to oppressing powers, an elite female force was founded to protect the kingdom .
Not only viewers interested in history should take a look at the trailer, because the trailer is particularly exciting for Marvel fans! The “Dahomey Amazons” form the historical template for the Dora Milaje.
the Elite- Squad of female bodyguards who protect the kingdom of Wakanda against dark forces and worldly evils was detailed in “Black Panther” has it in the later “Avengers’ movies even starring Thanos and his alien forces. They will certainly also play a major role in “Black Panther 2”.
Inspired by true events told “The Woman King’ the story of two women who protect the kingdom of Dahomey against European invaders. Nanisca (Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis) commands one of the strongest troops on the African continent, as she leads the Kingsguard, fearfully dubbed the “Dahomey Amazons” by their enemies, who are known for their exceptional pain resistance and ruthlessness in combat mark the battlefield.
Together with her daughter Nawi (Thuso Mbedu) she fights against French conquerors who threaten her existence. Scores of residents of the kingdom have already died at the hands of the violent invaders or been taken captive where a fate of slavery awaits them. This superiority threatens to destroy everything that is sacred to Nanisca and Nawi. But Nanisca won’t give up without a fight and so the warrior trains the next generation of recruits to take up the fight against the fearsome enemy…
In addition to Oscar winner Viola Davis (who won the golden boy for best supporting actress in “Fences”), “The Woman King” also John Boyega (“Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens”) as King Ghezo and 007 actress Lashana Lynch (“James Bond 007: No Time To Die”) go into battle for their freedom. The historical blockbuster was staged by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously directed the Netflix action film The Old Guard.
“The Woman King“ is scheduled to hit German cinemas on October 13, 2022.