Black Panther 2: Who is Midnight Angel in the Marvel comics?

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In Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, Okoye becomes Midnight Angel. But who is Midnight Angel in the Marvel comics? We’ll tell you everything you need to know!

  • Okoye becomes Midnight Angel at the end of “Black Panther 2”. But what does that mean?
  • In the Marvel comics, the Midnight Angels are a special unit of the Dora Milaje.
  • In addition to Okoye, Aneka also becomes a Midnight Angel in “Wakanda Forever”.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is out in theaters and introduces important new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the form of Riri Williams and Namor. But there is also an important development for Okoye (Danai Gurira), as she becomes Midnight Angel. But who, or rather what, are the Midnight Angels in the Marvel comics?

Black Panther 2: Midnight Angel in the movie

Shuri (Letitia Wright) works on a super suit in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, or more accurately, she works on two. Okoye initially finds the suit, which also empowers her to fly, ugly. But later she puts it on and has a companion in Aneka (Michaela Coel), who also wears a “Midnight Angel” suit. This is the name given to Shuri.

Midnight Angels: We know this from the Marvel comics!

In the Marvel comics, Midnight Angel is not a superhero name, but the name of an elite force of Dora Milaje. Okoye was the leader of the Dora Milaje for years, so it’s fitting that she became the first Midnight Angel in the film. More will surely follow!

In the comics, for example, Okoye is not a member of the Midnight Angels at all, but Aneka is. Of those who were designated by name, Ayo is also still one of the Midnight Angels. In the movies, Ayo is portrayed by Florence Kasumba.

When we will see the Midnight Angels again remains to be seen. In any case, there are all sorts of Marvel new releases in which the Dora-Milaje super troupe could appear. Now it’s a matter of waiting and seeing.

Black Panther 2: When does the film start on Disney+?

Black Panther 2: Who is Midnight Angel in the Marvel comics?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever © Marvel

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been in cinemas since November 9, 2022. An official Disney+ launch date has not yet been set. However, we can expect the film to come to the Disney+ novelty program in February 2023.

Black Panther 2: Trailer

The official trailer for “Black Panther 2” is epic yet sad. We are already given an idea of how Chadwick Boseman’s passing will be handled. It looks like you should take tissues with you to the cinema.

Black Panther 2: Plot

Black Panther 2
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever © Marvel

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” represents a sequel to “Black Panther”, but in typical Marvel fashion also makes reference to other films such as “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow” or “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”. In terms of content, the film picks up on the death of Chadwick Boseman and also lets T’Challa die.

Namor, the Marvel counterpart to DC’s Aquaman, is introduced as the antagonist for the residents of Wakanda. Further info is being kept under wraps. After all, Marvel fans should not be spoiled. With Riri Williams, by the way, another new character will be introduced, who will get her own Disney+ series with “Ironheart”.

Black Panther 2: Cast of Wakanda Forever

Most of the stars from “Black Panther” are back in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Exceptions are Daniel Kaluuya and logically Chadwick Boseman. We list you all actors and actresses:

  • Letitia Wright as Shuri
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia
  • Tenoch Huerta as Namor
  • Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda
  • Winston Duke as M’Baku
  • Danai Gurira as Okoye
  • Martin Freeman as Agent Everett Ross
  • Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams / Ironheart
  • Florence Kasumba as Ayo
  • Michaela Coel as Aneka