Newly Released Deleted Scene From Black Panther Explains W’Kabi and Okoye’s Relationship

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A newly released scene from Black Panther’s cutting-room floor shows Okoye and W’kabi in the aftermath of what they believe was T’Challa’s death.


Marvel released the deleted scene to increase anticipation for the movie’s May 8 release on digital platforms because they apparently don’t understand that black people were going to buy that shit anyway. We’re going to buy it on, iTunes, DVD, VHS, Beta and from the dude at the barbershop who will also have a deal on incense and XXXXXL T-shirts.

In the clip, W’Kabi, played by Daniel Kaluuya, argues with his wife, Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, about his betrayal of T’Challa. The couple’s marriage wasn’t explicitly stated in the film except for this scene. Okoye is upset because W’Kabi brought Erik Killmonger into Wakanda to challenge T’Chilly for his crown.

“Is this what you would have me leave the Dora for, to bring our children into this world where they become conquerors?” asks Okoye, upset that her husband put her good government job as leader of the Dora Milaje in jeopardy.

W’Kabitch, still reeling from his betrayal by Rose Armitage, seems to have returned to the sunken place after he turned traitor on Wakanda for an outsider whose skin was scarred by a case of childhood chickenpox (I don’t buy the excuse that Erik gave himself a bump every time he killed someone—looks like chickenpox to me).

W’Kabi also reveals his plans to help gentrify Wakanda by announcing the country’s location to the world. I can’t blame W’eezy for this one. I bet he heard Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” remark and got a little upset.


The couple eventually makes up at the end of the scene, but I hope they used their WakandaCare to go to marriage therapy. There are a lot of single dudes in Wakanda who’d love to hook up with Okoye, while there aren’t many women who are rich from vibranium residuals looking to hook up with a rhinoceros farmer who lives way out in the boondocks.

I’m not saying they broke up, but—spoiler alert—did you see W’Kabi in Infinity War?


I bet that motherfucker is the one who gave Thanos directions to Wakanda.



No, I didn’t see ‘Kabi in IW. I assumed that they took his shoes and dropped his barefoot ass off in Lowndes County, Alabama.