THE WOMAN KING – Official Trailer (HD)

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The Woman King is 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 (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) 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…

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Story by: Maria Bello

Screenplay by: Dana Stevens and Gina Prince-Bythewood

Produced by:
Cathy Schulman
Viola Davis
Julius Tennon
Maria Bello

Executive Producer: Peter McAleese

Viola Davis
Thuso Mbedu
Lashana Lynch
Sheila Atim
Hero Fiennes Tiffin
and John Boyega

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  1. Thorveim says

    so, no mentions of these women effectively being state police, untouchable because they were technically all counted as being wives of the king and thus touching them was touching the property of the king? No mention that they fought mainly to keep the slave trade going strong as the whle nation was built upon it? No mention that the invading europeans were there in an attempt to stop said slave trade? yeah thought so.. all they saw was "stronk wahmen" and from here decided history should be rewritten. This is bad fiction barely rooted in reality thats shown here. Nothing historical in there except at the barest surface level of "europeans attacking african country that uses women as soldiers".

  2. THE Panangian says

    Is this the beginning of WAKANDA?

  3. Jordie says

    The title is confusing. A Woman King is a queen.

  4. Pitch Black says

    Why the hell Jimmy Butler in this movie.

  5. Jamie Fitz says

    177K dislikes

  6. Mike Wood says

    Why they so shinny

  7. Patrick Slattery says

    Dahomey had communities that were considered slave havens that protected people from colonial forces. It was people selectively chosen through their connection to a Dahomey individual or when American supply lines closed down and they wanted to hold people just in case. However, Dahomey people were only able to distinguish themselves from other African peoples by providing slaves themselves and so horrible outcomes stemmed from desperate measures to adapt when Europeans had surpassed them as power-brokers in the region. The slave-trade would have existed with or without the Dahomey empire, but their history with France and England should be viewed as provoked and complicit involvement with Western intentions for a slave market that acted to facilitate an inevitable outcome for Europe sooner because they were better at gathering slaves. There is not a lot of moral leadership you can glean from them, but knowing the desperation and arguable pragmatism if you remove immoral attribute from your criteria of what defines pragmatism. I think that and their religion (verdure? …cannot remember) make them comparably powerful people worth learning about. But seriously, they could not have picked a worse name than Woman King — a name that basically sums up all the anti-woke comments in the response that may seem dumb, but then you count ticket sales and viewer numbers and realise their world is the one you have to live in.

  8. Caleb Kipkoech says

    mekatilili wa menza

  9. We See Well says

    no thanks, there are too many masculine black women today walking around.

  10. Kris Von Siksteen says

    I love women warriors so much ! ♥

  11. Doomgronthewitcher says

    I can see this will definetly be a film with actors

  12. James Beam says


  13. Brian Lespoir says

    This movie is not woke enough. Why not hire a full African born cast? Well, it's a fantasy movie, because facts where left out, just to display the strength of, well, you know. At least with Predator Prey, they hired real American born Indians. Let's cancel this movie in modern woke fashion.

  14. Shawn Jackson says

    John Boyega got some fine dashikis in the movie.

  15. Lemon Sneezy says

    I feel like the discussion happening in the comments is so necessary. However, when it comes to historically inaccurate media, I can't help but feel as if the sheer amount of people pointing out that the Dahomey tribe owned slaves is disproportionate for me considering how other EQUALLY historically inaccurate media hasn't caught this much flack. For example, Hamilton had a diverse cast and completely ignored the founding fathers direct role in the slave trade, but I didn't see this amount of critique for the play on the account of that in particular. If we can praise Hamilton for its storytelling and overall sentiment while acknowledging its inaccuracies, I think we can wait it out and do the same for this film. Should Viola have picked another tribe for this? Possibly! But I say it's a good idea to give the movie a chance on its own merit like we do plays like Hamilton. We can acknowledge the romanticization of darker historical elements while acknowledging good story telling if it exists. I enjoyed Hamilton in spite of the fact that George Washington, a slave owner, was portrayed so romantically. Let's not be selective with our outrage.

  16. Cyn'sEmptyNest says


  17. Guno Akenoe says

    Film industries own by whites (ex-slavemaster)and they know our story more than us.Who destroyed the dahomey empire and who was the destroyer.The ex-slavemaster is the master of hiding your african story.The new trending is movies of african ourstory.This can not satisfy our souls and what about films before slavery.

  18. Willie Ward says

    Anyone that have anything negative to say.. shut the… Up for so many of us this is what we have always wanted to see on the big screen… Even if it leaves out some truth… It is still inspiring to know that once upon a time we fought back… Indigenous people all around the world have wonderful stories to tell about heroes from the past.. let the stories begin to beat like bongo drums., Viola Davis you did a great job

  19. Smokey Julius Hazard says

    lololololololololololol whats up with black people

  20. Jasmine Adjei says

    It’s the fighting moves for me. Nubian skin popping! Love love loveeeee🎉🎉🎉🎉!

  21. Noivern says

    This feels like something Vought would produce.

  22. Peter Scoop says

    woke trash

  23. Pluumpii Boi says

    why is every black "empowerment" movie based on total fiction or lies?

  24. Isiphile Ndakisa says

    Go Thuso Mbedu 😍🇿🇦

  25. Anusuya's.A says


  26. MR. Askarion says

    Wakanda forever!!!

  27. August von Macksen says

    The Wikipedia page makes this movie look like a joke. Wakkangda fo eva, dahomeys! ✊🏿👁👄👁

  28. Tim_Urid says

    Your pile of woke garbage will burn.

  29. Leroy Rodgers says

    I'm just going to wait for the Critical Drinker's take.

  30. Лора Талая says

    А упоминание что эти негры продавали, "злобным" белым, других негров, в фильме будет?

  31. Myron Quinn says

    I have to see this .

  32. Whyt Dev’L says

    “BAD !
    BAD , Straight WHITE! MAN!”
    Says every movie made since 2020. Funny old world, isnt it?

  33. sedo says

    Amazing celebration of all women.

  34. KingWithoutAKingdom says

    35k likes vs 175k dislikes…

  35. bonitaapplebum00 says

    Lol white ppl have nothing to say about this movie other than how they can absolve themselves of creating the transatlantic slave trade

  36. DEESTERS Vega says

    A trip TICHINA 🤷🏿‍♂️

  37. DEESTERS Vega says


  38. Husnain Naeem says

    I am definitely going to watch this for sure 🤟🏻🤟🤟🏿

  39. Richard Nwachukwu says

    if you dont want a history class dont read the comment section🤣🤣

  40. Guardian says

    Again female sexism, misogyny and mad feministic violence…

    For the real EQUALITY, SONY, are you going to make many movies where a GOOD STRONG WHITE MAN will kick bad female asses?

  41. Alex Wong says

    wtf is a woman?

  42. BeezOne84 says


  43. RawRC says

    Woman are queen's.
    This title is woke.

  44. tremorsfan says

    I would rather see this than a black Anne Boleyn.

  45. Nicholas B says

    Woman king???… I guess that fits with that people's culture.

  46. Ryan Schmidt says

    "the Woman King" correct me if i'm wrong but that's a queen!
    You stuffed up with the title and it only went downhill from there… Learn your history before making woke propaganda pieces

  47. Barna says

    The movie wants to portray a heroic fight against french, who want to enslave african people. While in reality this "kingdom" was the center of slave trade and they did want to defend this "lifestyle". Another cornerstone how there is a need of some real life Wakanda, while there is none. African history is not beautiful and black people enslaved their own. That's the truth. Nothing to see here.

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