Danai Gurira to star in Wakanda series at Disney +, says website

Production led by Ryan Coogler was announced in February

Danai Gurira, Okoye of the MCU, will return to the role in the series on Wakanda developed by Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The actress is the first name of the cast confirmed in the production, which was announced in February 2021 (via Collider).

For the time being, the series has had few details revealed. It is only known that the production is part of an agreement signed by Disney and Proximity Media, Coogler’s label, and that it must take place completely within the kingdom of Wakanda.

In addition to the new series, the agreement also provides for other productions signed by Proximity and Disney, which will be launched on the brand’s various platforms.

Like the first film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be written and directed by Ryan Coogler. There are no casting confirmations yet, but speculation indicates that Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett must reprise their roles, as well as Gurira. The film is scheduled for release on July 8, 2022.

Released in 2018, Black Panther, the film, was one of the biggest successes of the Marvel studio, winning 3 Oscars and grossing more than $ 1.3 billion at the box office.

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