THE WOMAN KING, Viola Davis, 2022.   TriStar Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection

“The Woman King” is the No. 1 movie on the field workplace proper now, and Viola Davis is celebrating its success. After the movie raked in $19 million in home gross sales throughout its Sept. 16 opening weekend, per The New York Times, Davis just lately advised Variety that she “by no means doubted that ‘The Woman King’ would land as a result of it landed with me.”

Davis stars as General Nanisca in “The Woman King,” alongside John Boyega (King Ghezo), Mbedu (Nawi), Warren (Ode), Sheila Atim (Amenza), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Santo Ferreira), and Jayme Lawson, who performs King Ghezo’s spouse. “It’s an simple, highly effective story,” she mentioned of the Gina Prince-Bythewood-directed undertaking impressed by the true events that befell within the Kingdom of Dahomey within the 1800s. “We know Black ladies. We know they are going to deliver folks they work with, spouses and households, and are available again 5 or 6 occasions in the course of the weekend. We are in an trade that does not see the facility Black ladies have on the international field workplace.”

Given its field workplace success, we have now to marvel: will there be a sequel to “The Woman King”? As of now, there aren’t any plans in place for a second movie, however Davis is “completely open” to the thought. Davis’s husband, Julius Tennon, who additionally stars within the film, advised Variety, “Well, you already know, it seems like we might [do a sequel]. We have not had any discussions about it as of but.”

Davis added, “I’m open to extra however let me inform you. I already was the oldest warrior on the battlefield. If we do a sequel, I’m hoping I nonetheless have enamel [laughs], however sure, I’m completely open to it. Wide open. Always.”

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