The Walking Dead Star Danai Gurira has just been signed to be in Avengers: Infinity War. Reportedly, she will be bringing her character the ferocious female warrior Okoye from the upcoming Black Panther movie.
Her upcoming roles also include costarring in Lionsgate’s film about Tupac Shakur called “All Eyez On Me.” Demetrius Shipp Jr plays Tupac, and Gurira plays the hip-hop icon’s mother, Afeni Shakur (who interestingly enough was an actual member of the Black Panthers). “All Eyez On Me” has gotten some pretty good reviews thus far and is going to be released this Friday.
All of this comes after Gurira established herself as one of the baddest women on television playing the samurai sword-wielding Michonne on The Walking Dead. Supposedly they had no plans to add her character Okoye until they saw how successful their rival DC did with Wonder Woman.
It’s nice to see gender equality finally coming to Hollywood and as long as people continue to support the movies the more the playing filled in Hollywood will be leveled.