Danai Gurira To Return As Okoye For Chadwick Boseman’s ‘Black Panther 2’

Danai Gurira is returning as Okoye for Chadwick Boseman’s highly-anticipated Black Panther 2.

During the Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige officially announced that a Black Panther sequel is happening. Now, Danai Gurira has revealed that she will be back as Okoye opposite Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.

While doing the press rounds for The Walking Dead at Comic-Con, Danai Gurira told MTV News that she is set to reprise her role as Okoye for Black Panther 2. Here’s what she had to say:

“Listen, listen… literally, I have no information, that’s the beauty of our conversation right now. Mr. Coogler says, ‘Tell them we’re working hard, and you’re in it.’ That’s all I got for you.”

Danai Gurira made her debut as Okoye in the first Black Panther movie, which opened in theaters in February 2018. Two months later, Okoye returned to the big screen in Avengers: Infinity War, fighting alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during the Battle of Wakanda. She was last seen in Avengers: Endgame.

Chadwick Boseman’s first cinematic solo outing as Black Panther is currently the tenth highest-grossing movie of all time with $1.347 billion. The film won three Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Ryan Coogler is returning to the director’s chair for Black Panther 2, but the film does not yet have a release date. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Source: MTV News

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.