FACT: Danai Gurira is a complete and total badass. She plays Michonne on The Walking Dead — and let’s be honest, zombies don’t stand a chance against her. Next year, we’ll see her in the role of Okoye — leader of the Dora Milaje, which is the group of Wakandan women who are pretty much like the secret service — in the new Black Panther.
Marvel screened some footage from the film at its Comic-Con panel (which, by the way, received a standing ovation), and one particularly kickass move of Okoye’s caught the internet’s attention. While on a mission with special ops agent Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Okoye appears in a wig (pictured below, via EW).
When it comes time to fight, Okoye literally throws her wig at her opponents and LETS 👏 ‘EM 👏 HAVE 👏 IT 👏.
In that moment, she’s declaring that she’s not one to mess with AND that she sets her own beauty standards.
Panel moderator Chris Hardwick was blown away by the move, and Gurira as an actress.
We couldn’t agree more, and Twitter appears to feel the same way.
Black Panther lands in theaters February 16th, 2018, and we can’t wait to see more amazing action from Gurira and her costars.