Sony Pictures has released the official trailer for The Woman King, the forthcoming historical epic action drama starring Oscar winner Viola Davis. The film is currently slated to hit the theaters on September 16.
The Woman King trailer, which you can check out below, highlights Davis’ General Nanisca as the most phenomenal female warrior to ever live. In the video, Nanisca leads her army of women warriors into the upcoming war against strangers from the West who are preparing to take over their empire.
Based on real-life events in the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries, The Woman King starring in the movie Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Adrienne Warren, Jayme Lawson, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Sheila Atim, and more.
“It tells the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness, unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…”
Agojie is also known as the inspiration for the Dora Milaje, a group of women warriors that serve as the Black Panther’s royal guard in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Woman King is currently slated to hit the theaters on September 16.