Danai Gurira will return as Okoye in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever before starring in her own Disney Plus series.
It’s been revealed that not only will Danai Gurira will return to play Okoye in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but the star will also lead her own TV series on Disney Plus. Gurira’s Okoye last appeared in Avengers: Endgame, coordinating with Black Widow on events around the world in the five years since Thanos’ snapped half the universe away before joining the final battle. But her story is about to get much bigger.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the news about an Okoye spin-off series in a profile of Gurira’s attorney, Jamie Mandelbaum. The show lead by Danai Gurira will apparently explore Okoye’s origin story. Deadline later pointed out that it seems likely this project is separate to the Wakanda series that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler is developing for Disney Plus.
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Here is the synopsis for the first film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Danai Gurira’s Okoye show and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter