A “Black Panther” show for Disney+ could be on the horizon.
Danai Gurira, who stars as Okoye in Marvel’s Black Panther franchise, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, where he “gently hinted” at an upcoming series based on his character.
When asked if he could confirm reports of a spinoff show featuring a vibranium spear wielded by the head of the Wakandan military, the actor tiptoed around an official answer.
Finally, he told Colbert. “I’ve been told I can gently hint at this possibility.”
“So I mean gently, just gently,” he quipped with a smile.
Colbert jokingly replied. I can’t believe I got anything from you.”
Gurira is reportedly set to take on the role of Wakanda’s fiercely loyal defender spinoff series starting from 2021 according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, Disney has yet to confirm the show or announce a release date.
From the 2018 film Black Panther, Gurira also appeared as the head of the Dora Milaje, the head of King Ta’Challa’s all-female security team for the Black Panthers, in the 2018 film Avengers: Endgame. infinity war”, 2019’s “Avengers: Infinity War”. and 2022’s Black Panther. Wakanda Forever.”
“Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler will also reportedly helm the upcoming streaming series. according to Deadline.
In 2021, Disney announced that the acclaimed filmmaker would develop a new television series for the studio as part of a five-year exclusive. TV deal With Coogler’s Proximity Media.
Gurira, 44, flooded there in November People about being proud of the record-breaking “Wakanda Forever” movie. She added that grieving with her cast after the death of the film’s lead actor Chadwick Boseman “meant everything” to her.
“It was not an easy road. That was the whole journey of making this movie, getting it done,” he said at the time. “Sometimes it really feels like are we going to make it? Even grief, you don’t know when it will hit you.”
He added: “So the world expanded beautifully, the right people came and really understood that we were there to honor this man, and we were going through grief as we pursued that goal.”
“Black Panther. Wakanda Forever” will air on February 1st on Disney+.