Guri Danai is set to return as the fierce and powerful character Okoye in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, this film is the sequel to the $1 billion Oscar-nominated Black Panther, in which the late Chadwick Boseman plays the King of Wakanda. With the sudden death of the lead actress, the crown and the title of Black Panther now go to Leticia Wright, who played Shuri, the younger sister of the murdered king.
She will now join a league of heroic female characters such as Captain Marvel, Miss Marvel, She-Hulk, America Chavez, Iron Heart and many others who are currently leading this new stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a chat with Danai, ETimes asked about the shock Marvel faces from fans and social media trolls about a female character taking over the baton of an iconic male superhero. “I don’t know anything about it (troll), but I think it’s crazy and absurd. It doesn’t even make sense,” Danai said.
She continued, “I’d love to hear the debate about why there’s such a thing as something disgusting about women playing heroic roles. Have we not seen enough men playing heroic roles in our time?”
She hopes to bring this to a public debate, she said. “I want them to elaborate and explain what their problem is with being heroic every minute of every day as we know it.” Every corner of the planet.”
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever includes Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Leticia Wright), Mbaku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and Dora Milaze (Florence Casumba). ) fights to protect themselves. Their countries from the world powers intervening after the death of King T’Challa.
As Wakandas struggles to embrace the next chapter, the heroes must unite with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) to pave a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
The MCU recently made headlines when ‘Avatar’ director James Cameron criticized the character development aspect of superhero movies, adding, “It’s not the way movies are made.” The director said the characters lack maturity, noting that they ‘not experience’ the relationship in the real sense.
“When I watch this big and spectacular movie – I’m watching you, Marvel and DC – the age of the characters doesn’t matter. They all act like college students. They have a relationship but don’t actually do it. Kids never stop spurring them. Things that really give us strength and give us strength, love, purpose? The characters don’t experience it, and I don’t think that’s the way the movie is made,” Cameron explained.
When we asked Danai if a new Black Panther movie with an emotional storyline would help change Cameron’s point of view, she said, “I don’t think about James Cameron’s point of view. Bless him.”
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ opens on November 11th. Tenok Huerta Mezia appears as Neymor, the ruler of a hidden undersea state. Starring Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli, the film will be released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.