Rumors of a Black Panther The spin-off series starring Danai Gurira has been floating around for a while, and in a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbertthe actress explained that they might be real.
During a recent interview with Colbert, Gurira was asked about a potential spin-off series starring his character Okoye. While Gurira hasn’t specifically confirmed that one is coming, he did tease that he might “tell” the moment it happens.
“Stephen,” said Gurira. “I was told that I could gently explain this possibility. So, I said gently. Just gently.”
Gurira briefly spoke about getting the chance to play Okoye, noting that it was “amazing” and that he loves it when fans, especially women, come up to him and express how nice it is to see one strong black woman portrayed on screen.
“It was really amazing, actually, because the thing I didn’t expect was women coming up to me, Black women coming up to me, and talking about the aspect of how we are a strong black woman which is a trope of sorts,” said Gurira.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Okoye is the former general of the Dora Milaje, the incredibly powerful and all-women special forces group in Wakanda. In the original Black Panther, Okoye sided with T’Challa after Killmonger tried to usurp the throne and later joined the Avengers in the fight against Thanos. on Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverOkoye is stripped of his title as General of the Dora Milaje and is later given the Midnight Angel Armor – a costume that gives Okoye more power.
the Black Panther The sequel features the return of Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba. They were joined by new franchises Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli.
Since its airing in November, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has grossed over $800 million at the worldwide box office. For her performance as Queen Ramonda, Bassett won her second Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress.