It was always presumed a given that Danai Gurira would reprise her role as Wakandan general Okoye in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther sequel due next summer, but now comes news that fans will be getting even more of her in the MCU.
The actor, previously best known for the iconic Michonne in The Walking Dead, has been confirmed to have signed on for the aforementioned movie ‘and’ the secretive Wakanda-based TV series heading to Disney+ sometime in the near future.
Naturally, the plots of both the sequel – recently revealed to be subtitled Wakanda Forever – and the TV series are under wraps for now, but Gurira’s presence certainly points to more exploration of the mysterious Dora Milaje, the formidable royal security guards of the Black Panther himself. They were most recently seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, making the most out of their limited screen time with some sensational fight sequences and whetting fans’ appetites for more.
Both projects herald from Ryan Coogler, the director of 2018’s smash hit Black Panther, and will debut in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
What else has the MCU got in store for us true believers? Read on for our handy cheatsheet...
- Loki – (Disney+) June 9th
- Black Widow – (in cinemas) July 9th
- What If...? – (Disney+) August
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – (in cinemas) September 3rd
- Eternals - (in cinemas) November 5th
- Hawkeye – (Disney+) TBC
- Ms Marvel – (Disney+) TBC
- Spider-Man: No Way Home - (in cinemas) December 17th
- Thor: Love and Thunder - (in cinemas) February 11th
- Moon Knight – (Disney+) TBC
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – (in cinemas) March 25th
- She-Hulk – (Disney+) TBC
- Black Panther II – (in cinemas) July 8th
- Captain Marvel II – (in cinemas) Nov 11th
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – (Disney+) December
- Secret Invasion – (Disney+) TBC
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – (in cinemas) TBC
- Ironheart – (Disney+) TBC
- Armor Wars – (Disney+) TBC
- I Am Groot - (Disney+) TBC
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – (in cinemas) TBC
- Blade – (in cinemas) TBC
- Fantastic Four – (in cinemas) TBC
- Deadpool 3 – (in cinemas) TBC
- Untitled Wakanda Series - (Disney+) TBC