Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Danai Gurira is teasing that Disney+ series about Okoye that has been rumored for over a year. The actress has visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about the big MCU function. While she couldn’t confirm the details for him, she did say, “I’ve been told I can allude to this possibility gently, very carefully!” So that’s about as strong as a confession you’re going to get out of one of these actors. Gurira seems like a natural choice to continue with the Wakanda storyline until we get serious word on Black Panther 3. Watch her try not to spoil anything below!
Coming out of something Wakanda forever, it’s clear that Okoye is in a very different headspace than any other appearance in the MCU. The AV Club spoke to the actress about how the kingdom of Wakanda is handling King T’Challa’s transition into the unknown. The General may no longer be the leader of the Dora Milaje, but she has a huge role to play in the future of these Marvel Studios movies.
“Okoye considers her role to be very, very essential to the nation and takes her responsibility so seriously,” Gurira explained when asked how she approached the general’s state of mind after a traumatic event. “In her mind, she’s supporting the nation. She’s got to protect it. She’s got to protect the remaining members of the royal family. She’s got to keep it safe. Wakanda is considered compromised because of the loss of Black Panther – so there’s a lot she has on shrugs whether there’s a Black Panther or not.”
When will we definitely see her again?
The Midnight Angels armor exists in the MCU for a reason. In addition to his presence, Okoye and Aneka also ran off with CIA agent Ross at the end Wakanda forever. They no longer appear to be Dora Milaje after the general’s banishment. Could there be some espionage in store for the former military leader. Both Talocan and the United States have ulterior motives to get ahead. A Disney+ series seems like a good place to pick up that thread again.
Wakanda forever has a synopsis as it gears up to hit Disney+: “In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – one of the most highly anticipated movie events of the year – Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and blaze a new trail for the kingdom of Wakanda. Tenoch Huerta Mejía is introduced as Namor, the king of a hidden undersea nation, and the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
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