T'Challa, I'm really happy you're finally getting your own movie and Entertainment Weekly cover, and I'mma let you finish, but the women of Marvel's Black Panther are the fiercest thunder-stealers of all time!
They aren't just worthy of being this week's Women Crush Wednesday, but for the entire month for July!
Featured in Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Preview currently on stands, the gorgeous members of the Dora Milaje--the King of Wakanda's all-female Secret Service--and the royal family can do pretty much everything. Flawlessly.
Here are the women who are wholly redefining Black Ops and Black Excellence.
Played by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Nakia may be the most enigmatic love interest in the MCU. She spends most of her time outside of her secretive homeland to keep tabs on the global climate, which doesn't leave much time for a romance with T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), especially when he undertakes the roles of both King AND superhero. T'Challa better learn that a great king makes sure to protect all of the treasures of his kingdom.
The stunning Danai Gurira trades her The Walking Dead katana for the chicest of no-fuss haircuts and the job as BAMF-In-Chief as the leader of the Dora Milaje. EW.com reports that Okoye will admittedly be haunted by the death of T'Challa's father, who was killed in Captain America: Civil War and vows to make sure to keep her charges safe. The only thing hotter than a beautiful, capable woman in uniform is a beautiful, capable woman on a mission!
With her storm-white tresses and regal Wakandian fashion, Angela Bassett finally pour to put her innate regality into a role she's always deserved: QUEEN. As the mother of both a nation and a king, Ramonda may be pulled in different directions, but like any mama panther, she will always ferociously protect her son.
Letitia Wright's (Humans) Shuri translates her black girl magic into black girl code as an avid inventor of Vibrainum-based weapons technology. Her intelligence and patent-pending tech will make super-inventor Tony Stark sob with jealousy. And that's before he finds out her staggering net worth. BLOOP!
It must be note that Black Panther has more women in action than in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. And nothing's sexier than that!