Marvel recently released a deleted scene from Black Panther leading up to the hit film’s DVD release.
The events of the scene take place just after insurgent villain Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) has taken over Wakanda. Daniel Kaluuya’s character W’kabi supports the new king. But his wife, General Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, remains loyal to the fallen king T’Challa, the Black Panther.
At the end of the movie, we see some tension between these two characters, but this scene would have developed that tension more had it made the final cut. Director Ryan Coogler explains that although the performances in this scene are stunning, it just didn’t work in the overall arc of the story.
This scene, along with others that didn’t make it to theaters, will appear on the upcoming Black Panther blu-ray and DVD release, scheduled for May 15.