Black Panther 2: Exclusive Marvel interview – “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira talks about Okoye and Michonne

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“Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever” star Danai Gurira talks to us in an exclusive interview about a potential Disney+ spin-off about Wakanda as well as “The Walking Dead” spin-off about Rick and Michonne!

  • On November 9, 2022, it’s back to the Marvel universe with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Ahead of the theatrical release, we got to talk exclusively to some of the film’s stars, including “The Walking Dead” fan favorite Danai Gurira, who takes on the role of Okoye in the MCU.

She has played the leader of the Dora Milaje, the private guard of the King/Queen of Wakanda, since the first “Black Panther” film. Gurira also held the role in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” and now she returns to talk about a possible spin-off about her Marvel character on Disney+.

But Danai Gurira doesn’t just have a “long-term role” with Okoye. She has also played a fan favorite for a long time in “The Walking Dead” universe with Michonne and will return in the “Rick & Michonne” spin-off. She’s looking forward to sharing the series with the world. Watch the video interview here:

We ask her at the end if the finale of “The Walking Dead” teases the “Rick & Michonne” spin-off. However, since the word teaser is mostly used as a synonym for trailer in English, Gurira elaborates that TWD doesn’t have trailers after credits or anything like that. What was meant, however, was rather a return of the characters that could reveal what will happen in the spin-off.

However, there was unfortunately not enough time to properly ask the question again. Also, Gurira gives a little insight into the series, which was to our satisfaction.

Black Panther 2: When does the film start on Disney+?

Black Panther 2: Exclusive Marvel interview - "The Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira talks about Okoye and Michonne
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever © Marvel

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been in cinemas since November 9, 2022. An official Disney+ launch date has not yet been set. However, we can expect the film to come to the Disney+ novelty program in February 2023.

Black Panther 2: Trailer

The official trailer for “Black Panther 2” is epic yet sad. We are already given an idea of how Chadwick Boseman’s passing will be handled. It looks like you should take tissues with you to the cinema.

Black Panther 2: Plot

Black Panther 2
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever © Marvel

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” represents a sequel to “Black Panther”, but in typical Marvel fashion also makes reference to other films such as “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow” or “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”. In terms of content, the film picks up on the death of Chadwick Boseman and also lets T’Challa die.

Namor, the Marvel counterpart to DC’s Aquaman, is introduced as the antagonist for the residents of Wakanda. Further info is being kept under wraps. After all, Marvel fans should not be spoiled. With Riri Williams, by the way, another new character will be introduced, who will get her own Disney+ series with “Ironheart”.

Black Panther 2: Cast of Wakanda Forever

Most of the stars from “Black Panther” are back in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Exceptions are Daniel Kaluuya and logically Chadwick Boseman. We list you all actors and actresses:

Letitia Wright as Shuri
Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia
Tenoch Huerta as Namor
Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda
Winston Duke as M’Baku
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Martin Freeman as Agent Everett Ross
Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams / Ironheart
Florence Kasumba as Ayo
Michaela Coel as Aneka