Funke Akindele expected to cameo in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” movie

She plays the role of the Hausa speaking bodyguard of the Black Panther

There are lots of reasons why “The Avengers: Infinity War” has fans of the Marvel universe so psyched.  With the sheer number of feature film Marvel heroes expected to be in the first part of the Avenger’s series finale, it’s already being reputed as the most anticipated Marvel movie in this or any other galaxy. In fact over the past two years, series of developmental information about the characters and actors have made major headlines, sending fandoms into frenzies. The latest news to hit the press about Avengers: Infinity War, is the casting of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele for a role in the film.

She is listed to play the role of a Dora Milaje; a warrior tribe in “Black Panther”‘s fictional Wakanda universe. Though her character’s specific name and role in the movie still remains unknown, we can tell from the comic that the Dora Milajes are the Hausa speaking personal bodyguards of the Black Panther led by Teela. She could potentially play the role of Teela, Ayo, Aneka, Okoye or any of the other unnamed Dora Milaje who according to ancient tradition in Wakanda, are assembled as potential queens for the unmarried king.

For years now, Nigerians like myself have dreamed of a deserving representation in a top tier comic like Marvel or DC, but with Funke Akindele’s role on the big screen, we can finally begin to dream bigger. Though her role might not be too significant in the grand scheme of the star-studded summer blockbuster, we’ll take this for now.

You can stream the trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” below.

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