Expected in the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Danai Gurira will also reprise her role as Okoye in the spin-off series in development for Disney +.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue its exploration of Wakanda and provide greater exposure to Okoye, the character played by Danai Gurira. The actress, already scheduled for the cast of Black Panther 2, titled Wakanda Forever, will also reprise her role in the spin-off series in development for Disney +.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and Collider, the series, which has no title at the moment, should be a origin story. We can imagine that this show will focus on the founding of Wakandian society and its mythology.
The presence of Danai Gurira suggests that the series could focus on Dora Milaje, these powerful warriors who protect Wakanda and its king and who are led with an iron fist by General Okoye, who heads the armed forces and intelligence.
The Dora Milaje recently returned to the MCU’s limelight in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier series. One of them, Ayo (Florence Kasumba), came to find Bucky (Sebastian Stan), “The White Wolf”, whom she had helped in his recovery, to get her hands on Zemo (Daniel Brühl), responsible for the death of former king T’Chaka.
Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther, is attached to the two new projects. He will write and direct Black Panther 2 and produce the spin-off series on Disney +. For the moment, no other name has circulated for the production of this series project but some fans would like Roxane Gay to participate in the writing of the screenplay.
The African-American author co-wrote the comic book series World of Wakanda which followed the journey of two Dora Milaje, Aneka and Ayo, who were also lovers. The comics had been praised for its portrayal of LGBTQIA + characters at the time. Via her Twitter account, Roxane Gay let it be known that she would be willing to join the team of writers for the series if Marvel wanted to contact her.