According to The Hollywood Reporter’s list of powerful entertainment advocates, Gurira has signed a deal that will see her return as Dora Milaje’s general.
Gurira played Okoye in the first Black Panther movie as well as in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Prior to that, she was best known for her role as Michonne in The Walking Dead.
There are no plot details yet for the Black Panther TV or Black Panther 2 spin-off other than the fact that Ryan Coogler is committed to both projects. Coogler will write and direct the sequel to the film and produce the television show for Disney Plus.
There has been a lot of speculation about where Black Panther 2 might go after star Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa, died in 2020 due to complications from colon cancer.
Marvel has repeatedly stated that it will not bring back the likeness of Boseman using a digital double, nor will it recast T’Challa. Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o says Coogler “reshaped” the sequel to be respectful of the loss of Boseman.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the TV Series are slated to make the MCU’s Phase Four roster alongside films like The Eternals and Shang-Chi.
Matt TM Kim is the editor-in-chief of IGN.