– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Not all heroes always play nice. That’s part of the appeal of these superhero team-ups. Seeing Cap and Iron Man’s personality clash was one of the main draws of the first Avengers — and the inner-conflict between the group dynamic has always been interesting. These are all characters that own their own franchises, so their personalities are bound to lead to little squabbles.

This is no exception for the characters in Black Panther’s world. The end of his movie may have led to him opening up his country for the first time, but it won’t be an easy adjustment for all of his people. This is especially true for characters like Okoye, who have had the old ways drilled into them from a young age.

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This is bound to bring in some distrust and conflict in Avengers: Infinity War. Speaking with IGN, actress Danai Gurira discussed Okoye’s hesitance to trust the Avengers and Guardians.

“She’s always thinking about how many things can go wrong and how much she can control what could go wrong before it goes wrong, but there’s not a lot of control that she can have over something that’s coming that’s this massive. But that’s where her caution is. That’s where her concerns lie. It’s, of course, in her gut. The vocation of being a Dora is you’re learning how to be one from quite a young age, so her entire vocation has been to maintain this nation. … This is one of the biggest threats they’ve dealt with.

“She hasn’t been excited about outsiders. You’ll see more of that. You’ll see that in a very clear way in the movie. Outsiders, they threaten what they’ve built up, but that’s the big question: Do we isolate or do we open up? It’s an interesting thing that’s highly relevant to what we’re dealing with in various parts of the Western world, but it’s from an African perspective.”

Though while they may not agree with one another, it’s clear that she’ll still be fighting alongside them. As we saw in that amazing money shot from the first trailer, she will be running alongside Cap and the rest in their fight against Thanos’ invading army — though the journey along the way will be a lot of fun to see.

What sort of interactions are you hoping to see between the Wakandans and Avengers? Sound off down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.