Black Panther star Danai Gurira is set to reprise her role as Okoye in the MCU in two upcoming projects. Okoye, who is the general of the Dora Milaje, will be appearing in Marvel’s upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and she will also be getting her own origin spinoff series, which will be coming to Disney+.
While it’s not a surprise that she will be appearing in the Black Panther sequel, which is being written and directed by Ryan Coogler, it is a surprise to learn that she is getting her own series. A few months ago it was announced that a Black Panther spinoff series was coming to Disney+ that will be set in the Kingdom of Wakanda. It’s unclear if this is that project or this will be a completely different one. Coogler is also developing that previously announced spinoff.
It’ll be cool to see this badass character explored in more depth. Gurira has been great in the role of this badass warrior character, and it’ll be cool to see what’s in store for her in the MCU in these future projects.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is currently scheduled to open in theaters on July 8, 2022.