did you know… that you can like a villainous character… without trying to erase the fact that they’re a villain??? you can appreciate a dynamic and well-written villain while acknowledging the fact that they are evil and have done terrible things…. liking a villain doesn’t mean that you condone their actions…. AND you can definitely like a villain without wanting them to be “redeemed” by being forced into an unhealthy and out of character relationship with one of the heroes…… wow….. who knew……
“The one thing I will say about all the female characters in this movie is that they are very strong,” Boseman says. “It’s a very matriarchal society.”
One of them is Wakanda’s undercover operative Nakia, played by 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o. She may actually be the closest thing to 007 in this movie, and she’s a former lover of T’Challa’s.
“She is a departure from what she was in the comic book,” Nyong’o says. “Nakia is a war dog,” Nyong’o says. “She is basically an undercover spy for Wakanda. Her job is to go out into the world and report back on what’s going on.”
She also boasts some unique weaponry. “We call them her ring blades,” says Moore. “The ones Lupita carries while in the green outfit are based on traditional African weaponry. However, she does get a hi-tech upgrade later in the film, compliments of Shuri.”