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Danai Gurira's 'Black Panther' Character Okoye to Get Origin Series on Disney+

Danai Gurira‘s future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking bright!

The 43-year-old actress, who plays Dora Milaje general Okoye, will reportedly be getting her own origin spinoff series on Disney+, according to Deadline.

The outlet also reports that Danai will be returning for the upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be directed by Ryan Coogler.

Coogler is reportedly working on a separate Wakanda series for Disney+ and Deadline says it “would not come as a shock” if Danai stars in that show as well.

There are so many MCU shows in the works for Disney+. WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have both aired and next up is the premiere of Loki on June 9. Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye are both set for late 2021 releases.

Regé-Jean Page Reacts to James Bond & 'Black Panther' Casting Rumors

Regé-Jean Page is speaking out about speculation.

The 31-year-old Bridgerton star opened up in an interview with Variety.

Here’s what he had to say…

On whether or not he was nervous about leaving the show that made him a star: “Not at all, because that’s what was meant. Simon was this bomb of a one-season antagonist, to be reformed and to find his true self through Daphne. I think one of the bravest things about the romance genre is allowing people a happy ending.”

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Marvel Announces 'Black Panther 2' Title, Reveals First Look at Angelina Jolie & Others in 'Eternals' & So Much More!

Marvel has just released a very special look at the upcoming feature films in Phase 4 of the MCU!

Big reveals within this brand new video include the official title for Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2‘s title, our first look at footage from Chloé Zhao’s The Eternals, including a shot of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and more.

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Lupita Nyong'o Says Chadwick Boseman's Passing is Still 'Raw,' Shares Update on 'Black Panther 2'

Lupita Nyong’o is talking Black Panther 2.

In a new interview, the 38-year-old Oscar winner shared an update on the sequel for her mega-hit Marvel movie, while admitting that she’s still processing co-star Chadwick Boseman‘s death.

“People will ask me, ‘Are you excited to go back?’ Excitement isn’t the word. I feel like I’m in a very pensive and meditative state when it comes to Black Panther 2. His passing is still extremely raw for me,” Lupita shared with Yahoo! Movies. “And I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like to step on set and not have him there.”

Lupita then talked about how director Ryan Coogler is “reshaping” the new movie without Chadwick, who played the Black Panther.

“But at the same time we have a leader in Ryan, who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well. And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world,” Lupita explained. So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this. And hopefully, what I do look forward to, is getting back together and honoring what he started with us and holding his light through it. Because he left us a lot of light that we’re still going to be bathing in. I know that for sure.”

If you missed it, this fellow Black Panther cast member shared his thoughts on Chadwick‘s loss at the 2021 Oscars.

Ryan Coogler Reveals 'Black Panther 2' Will Stay in Georgia For This Big Reason

Ryan Coogler is opening up about his decision to keep Black Panther 2 in Georgia, despite the passing of the law that restricts voting among its’ citizens.

“The fight for full enfranchisement is fundamental to the African-American struggle in this country and to this country’s claim to functioning democracy. As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce access to the ballot,” the 34-year-old director began his essay for Deadline.

Ryan continued, “I say this as I return to Georgia, a state that holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Atlanta for eight months while filming my last movie. I have long looked forward to returning. But, when I was informed of the passage of SB202 in the state, and its ramifications for the state’s voters, I was profoundly disappointed.”

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Ryan Coogler Inks Deal With Disney+ & Will Bring 'Black Panther's Wakanda To Life In New Series

Wakanda Forever!

Disney Plus has announced plans to bring Wakanda, the fictional African nation depicted in Black Panther, to the small screen.

Ryan Coogler, who directed the blockbuster movie, will oversee the show as part of a new multi-year overall television deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, shared in a statement about the deal. “With Black Panther, Ryan brought a groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a watershed cultural moment.”

“We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”

Ryan added in his own statement: “It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company. Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true. As avid consumers of television, we couldn’t be happier to be launching our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella.”

He continued, “We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through the Disney platforms. We are especially excited that we will be taking our first leap with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios where we will be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney+. We’re already in the mix on some projects that we can’t wait to share.”

In addition to the Wakanda based series, Ryan will also have a hand in other shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.

If you missed it, Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently opened up about the future of Black Panther and how the late Chadwick Boseman might be represented.

Michael B. Jordan Says He Would Return for 'Black Panther 2'

Michael B. Jordan is down for doing Black Panther 2.

The actor opened up about the possibility of joining a sequel to the Marvel movie in an interview with People.

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“That’s something that is very, very near and dear to my heart for a lot of obvious reasons,” he explained.

He also opened up about the death of co-star Chadwick Boseman: “[I] had a really tough year losing somebody close to me. And what that means for that franchise is it was devastating. But being in that world in a character that I loved playing, and working with [writer/director Ryan Coogler] and all that good stuff, it’s family. We created a family over there. So to be able to be in that world again is something that, I think, will always be on the table in some capacity.”

Earlier in the month, a Marvel boss revealed more details about the upcoming sequel.