When he isn’t writing about or watching new releases, Cooper is a fantasy football obsessive and looking to expand his Blu-Ray collection – because physical media is still king! As a member of the Border Tribe, it was W'Kabi's duty to patrol Wakanda's borders and enforce the country's strict policy of isolationism. … Danai Gurira on how 'Black Panther' challenges the conventions of femininity, WATCH: How Lupita Nyong'o trained for 'Black Panther'. Bio. If the snippet makes you want to go back to Wakanda forever (again, hard same), look out for Black Panther's digital release on iTunes and Amazon on May 8. Comment. It's where your interests connect you with your people. G/O Media may get a commission. Director Ryan Coogler fully fleshed out his kingdom in Black Panther. Following T'Challa's coronation as Wakanda's new king, W'Kabi confided in his friend that he was worried ref… The deleted scene almost makes it seem as though she chose her path based on her husband's wishes, rather than her deeply-rooted respect for Wakanda, its protection, and its traditions. W'Kabi started out as a best friend to T'Challa, and the lover to the Dora Milaje general Okoye. Chat. But when Nakia goes into Heat and Erik gets to know his cousin more, they all find out who really are compatible. According to Black Panther editor Michael Shawver, this was "hands down the most painful scene to cut." The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Okoye abided by the rules up until she realized T’Challa was still around and had not officially lost the challenge at which point she realigns her loyalty to what the laws would dictate. Unfortunately, Coogler and the team didn't feel like it fit naturally into the third act of Black Panther and had to be left on the cutting room floor. Ask. And marriage is tough, man. couple Okoye (@DanaiGurira) and W'Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) https://t.co/tbdILkKsTy pic.twitter.com/uH18aJxHgo. Okoye then found herself in conflict with her own husband, W’Kabi, after Klaue’s escape caused friction between him and T’Challa, a tension that was only exacerbated with Killmonger’s arrival in Wakanda. Not wanting to see his people kill each other, W'Kabi surrendered and knelt down before … He was a close friend of T'Challa, Wakanda's crown prince, and was in a romantic relationship with Okoye, the general of the Dora Milaje. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. Unsettled by W’Kabi’s quick abandonment of allegiance, Okoye questions what the future of their relationship would look like. A/N: Okoye is my hero honestly. The film also established a connection between her and Daniel Kaluuya's W'Kabi but their relationship status wasn't clearly defined. Link. There will be war and death but in the end it will be beautiful. A deleted scene from Black Panther confirms Okoye and W'Kabi were married. And as T'Challa's best-friend-turned-worst-critic, W'Kabi makes the case for why Killmonger is the right path forward for their nation. Watch W'Kabi and Okoye in newly released deleted scene from 'Black Panther.' w'kabi x okoye < > Most recent. 0. Gurira and Kaluuya give strong performances in the movie overall, but this would've been their best scene still. That's the strongest thing you can do. The movie's editor previously talked about a powerful scene between the two that had to be cut, and now it's here for everyone to see. He graduated college in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Media & Public Communication, with a minor in Media Production. May 19, 2018 - Okoye and W'Kabi. Okoye and W'Kabi clearly had a romantic relationship in the film, but knowing they are married makes the film's ending even more impactful. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Follow Cooper on Twitter @MovieCooper. Once the scene actually begins, we get to see an exchange between husband and wife as they debate what is best for Wakanda, only for them to see they aren't as like-minded as they may have previously thought. W'Kabi descended from his rhinoceros and Okoye demanded him to lay down his weapon. She was in a romantic relationship with W'Kabi, the chief of Wakandan security and member of the Border tribe. USA Today revealed the clip which also features a commentary from director Ryan Coogler confirming their relationship. Black Panther mostly kept its distance from the relationship between Okoye and W’Kabi. It leads to the husband and wife standing opposite each other in combat, where W'Kabi lays down his weapon to be arrested by his wife. Text. By Ananda Dillon May 01, 2018. Cooper’s love for movies began by watching Toy Story and Lion King on repeat as a child, but it wasn't until The Avengers that he took an invested interest in movies and the filmmaking process, leading him to discover the world of film journalism. What's so interesting about this scene is that it was cut, while another similar scene between Okoye and Nakia was kept in. Watch below: Black Panther Movie Hollywood Movies. Most popular Most recent. This is not before she makes it extremely clear to him that her loyalty will first and foremost always be to Wakanda. Where do they go from here? Check out an exclusive #BlackPanther deleted scene featuring a heated confrontation between married(!!!) Also you won't find us complaining about forgoing a scene about Okoye's marriage troubles, over an equally great scene between two women arguing for equally strong but opposing convictions. Okoye and W'Kabi clearly had a romantic relationship in the film, but knowing they are married makes the film's ending even more impactful. The clip features an intro from Coogler were he confirms the two characters are married. Ahead of the home release of Black Panther, Marvel Studios unveiled a deleted scene from the film. T’Challa x Reader. The two debate their loyalties, and what this all means for the future of Wakanda. Certainly the performances from Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya are stellar. Share Share Tweet Email. Summary: On his wedding day, Okoye gives the king her most famous advice. So, even though this isn't part of the final cut, it still fits into the story told and can bolster Black Panther even further. When Killmonger arrived with the dead Klaue and revealed he was the king’s long lost cousin, he swayed W’Kabi and filled his head with ideas of Wakanda ruling the world. On orders of T'Chaka, Okoye was sent with T'Challa when he went to save Wakandan hostages from Zanda and Douglas Scott, to report back on T'Challa's progress as the Black Panther. Every year Cooper looks forward to seeing the latest blockbusters from the likes of Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, but also loves the rush to catch up on Oscar films near the end of the year. Oct 25, 2017 852. Filter by post type. Most scintillatingly, it finally confirms what many suspected: Okoye and W'Kabi are married. Grid View List View. Okoye has to make a choice: her family or something greater. As the leader of the Doja Milaje, it is Okoye's duty to serve this new king even if she doesn't want to. Okoye is upset because W’Kabi brought Erik Killmonger into Wakanda to challenge T’Chilly for his crown. She's also willing to stand up to the people she LOVES when she knows they're wrong. He joined Screen Rant in late 2016 following a year-long stint with MCU Exchange, which came after first developing an MCU blog of his own. Once the hostages escaped, and the police stormed the building, the mercenaries fled, and Black Panther made Okoye return to thei… A Black Panther deleted scene finds Okoye and W'Kabi arguing in the moments just after T'Challa lost to the throne to Killmonger. Okoye is a no-nonsense leader in Black Panther and cares deeply about the country she's sworn to protect. She's also loyal to the Wakanda throne and will fight for whoever sits on it. Feeling betrayed, W'Kabi asked his wife if she would kill him. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. W'Kabi loses faith in T'Challa when he fails to capture Klaue, and supports Erik Killmonger when he subsequently usurps the throne. Erik is revived after the battle, Okoye and W'Kabi are divorced, and T'Challa and Nakia are not compatible as mates. ©2020 And we're in luck, because USA Today released an exclusive clip of a deleted Black Panther scene. W'Kabi appears in the live-action Black Panther movie, portrayed by British actor Daniel Kaluuya. At least we get to see it now, and those who purchase Black Panther on home video will gain access to it as well. Okoye told him that she would do so without question for Wakanda and this finally caused him to realize just how twisted he had become in his aggression. W'Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) have a heated discussion in "Black Panther." is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. The marriage between General Okoye and W'Kabi may be over as well. Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. She's fast paced and quite strong as well. Spider-Man 3 Brings Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus Back From Raimi Movies, Black Panther Deleted Scene Confirms Okoye & W'Kabi Are Married, powerful scene between the two that had to be cut, Avengers: Infinity War Wastes Marvel’s Future Avengers, Ben Affleck's The Batman Story Details Revealed, AMC Is Against Warner Bros.' 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Wakabi did not and so in jail he goes. She uses a spear as a weapon and is very effective. W'Kabi stands by Killmonger in the final battle, while Okoye and the Dora Milaje turn on him once it is revealed that T'Challa lives. W'Kabi was the chief of Wakandan security. Video. Cooper Hood is a news and feature writer for Screen Rant. Deleted member 227 User requested account closure. The first deleted scene from Black Panther features a powerful conversation with Okoye and W'Kabi, who are confirmed to be married. One of the characters to quickly become a fan-favorite was Danai Gurira's Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje. Okoye was a member of King T'Chaka 's Dora Milaje, serving as head and General of the group. Photo. Don’t Freeze. All posts. Black Panther is available digitally on May 8th and on DVD, May 15th. In retrospect, we understand why that was the right call to make, and can see the decision as the sign of a great editor and director. In a preface, director Ryan Coogler explains the scene was something, "I was incredibly proud of as a director but didn’t work inside of the confines of our film.”, Killmonger is a literal divide between Okoye and W'Kabi. The focus of the film still catered to the titular hero, but a great deal of it also opened up Wakanda and introduced audiences to a bunch of new characters. However, W'Kabi lost his parents when Ulysses Klaue infiltrated Wakanda and stole vibranium (thanks to … W'Kabi: Yes. Audio. She doesn't just fight tyranny, or bad guys. My fav moment in the film. The Battle for Wakanda is over. Okoye is the general of the Dora Milaje, an all female warrior group. Okoye and W'Kabi's Marriage. The scene takes place right after T’Challa loses the King’s Challenge to Erik Killmonger, and is thrown off a waterfall — presumably to his death. Quote. angry W'KAbi; Okoye is trying to save her marriage; They love each other; who was right; i have my reasons; Aftermath of Violence; where do we go from here; StoriesbyStori; Summary. For as tough as she is, Okoye (Danai Gurira) still finds time for lipstick and her husband W’Kabi (played by Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame). The scene takes place right after T'Challa loses the King's Challenge to Erik Killmonger, and is thrown off a waterfall — presumably to his death. Warning: so much fluff. W'Kabi stands by Killmonger in the final battle, while Okoye and the Dora Milaje turn on him once it is revealed that T'Challa lives. It's a reminder of what makes the film stand out in the Marvel franchise, displaying the incredible depth of its characters while also speaking to real-world cultural issues and questions. SEE ALSO: Danai Gurira on how 'Black Panther' challenges the conventions of femininity. Black Panther: Okoye Confronts W'Kabi in Deleted Scene. 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