“The Woman King” released stills, it focuses on the prototype of “Black Panther” Wakanda Royal Guard


Recently, the historical drama “The Woman King” released stills. In the stills, Viola Davis stars as General Nanisca, who is wielding a machete and defending her country with her own people.

Judging from the stills, this will be a film about the story of the African female tribe, the Dahomey female warrior.

Historically, the Dahomey female warrior was real and was the prototype for the female royal guard in Black Panther.

"The Woman King" released stills, it focuses on the prototype of "Black Panther" Wakanda Royal Guard

Dahomey is the old name of Benin. It has been a transit station for slaves since the sixteenth century. It has been called “Slave coast” by the West for three hundred years.

Dahomey was actively involved in the slave trade until the end of the nineteenth century.

The slave trade ended in 1885 when the last Portuguese merchant ship laden with slaves left Viaduct Harbour.

The history of the Kingdom of Dahomey dates back to the beginning of the seventeenth century, when a force from the region of Greater Adela went north to create the Kingdom of Dahomey.

The Dahomey female warrior was established by the fifth king of the kingdom. It was originally a female bodyguard-type force.

Later, the king developed this armed force into a female militia unit, which is a first-line female soldier unit in actual combat.

"The Woman King" released stills, it focuses on the prototype of "Black Panther" Wakanda Royal Guard

In 1727 they successfully conquered the Kingdom of Viaduct, the largest slave trade center in the world at the time.

In 1729, he officially changed the female army to the female legion.

This team is composed of women over the age of 15 from all over the country. They are only loyal to the king and call themselves “the king’s wife”.

They go through two years of brutal training before officially becoming warriors, and these female warriors have always been known for their bravery on the battlefield.

In addition to Davis, the other cast members of “The Woman King” include Sucho Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Jayme Lawson, etc. The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Secret Life of Bees”).

“The Woman King” opens in North America on September 16.

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