Get ready to see a lot more of The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira on the big screen. The actress is officially set to appear in Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War!
While details of her role are scarce, Deadline, who was first to report the news, revealed that fans shouldn’t expect to see Gurira take on a starring role in the film. Even so, it’s incredibly exciting to hear she’ll be among the familiar faces we’ll be seeing when the film hits the big screen in 2018!
Though Marvel fans will have to wait until May to see Gurira partake in the upcoming Avengers flick, viewers will have the opportunity to get to know her Marvel Cinematic Universe character in 2018’s Black Panther.
In Black Panther, moviegoers will see Gurira assume the role of Okoye. Gurira’s character is the head of the Dora Milaje, and additionally serves as a personal bodyguard for T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) himself.
According to ComicBookMovie.com, the Russo Brothers have already hinted that Avengers: Infinity War will find our favorite superheroes heading to T’Challa’s home of Wakanda. Knowing that, it makes sense that we might see some of Wakanda’s other residents pop up during their visit there.
We can’t wait to see what Danai Gurira brings to the table in both Black Panther and Infinity War!
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on May 4, 2018.