‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira teases possible Disney+ spin-off series

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‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira teases possible Disney+ spin-off series

Black Panther” star Danai Gurira has hinted that a spin-off series is in the works for her character.

In the blockbuster Marvel movie, Gurira’s character, Okoye, steers an army of female soldiers called the Dora Milaje. The group also stands guard over the royal family. After the first installment of “Black Panther,” Okoye appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The actress says a spin-off based on Okoye could be added to the beloved Marvel universe.

“I have been told that I can gently allude to this possibility. Just gently,” said Gurira of the possible series in a Thursday interview with “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The Hollywood Reporter announced in 2021 that Gurira’s lawyer, Jamie Mandelbaum, “brokered a deal for actress Danai Gurira to not only reprise her role as Okoye in the upcoming Black Panther sequel but also in an origin spin-off series for Disney+.”

Meanwhile, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has earned over $832 million worldwide at the box office and will be available on Disney+ on February 1. SPOILER: Gurira told Colbert about her reaction to the script upon reading that Okoye would be removed from her rank as general of the Dora Milaje in the new film.