It looks like another Black Panther star has been brought into Avengers: Infinity War. According to a new report from Deadline, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) has been cast in Marvel's ensemble blockbuster.
So far, there are very few details about Gurira's involvement available, but Deadline speculates the actress is being brought in to reprise her Black Panther role as Okoye. The Walking Dead star was brought into Marvel last year to portray the fierce Dora Milaje warrior. Gurira is one of several actresses playing one of T'Challa's guards as Lupita Nyong'o will play Nakia and Florence Kasumba will play Ayo.
News of Gurira's casting in Avengers: Infinity War comes shortly after Chadwick Boseman confirmed the film will feature the Black Panther. The leading man shared a photo on Twitter from the set of the Marvel film which showed his character's cast chair. The directors of Avengers: Infinity War have also teased fans online that the film has shifted its filming sites to Wakanda. The Russo Brothers posted a picture on Instagram the other day which showed them filming in a grassy area. The pair captioned the phone with a reference to the Serengeti, alluding to Wakanda's location in Africa.
You can check out the first synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War below:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”
Avengers: Infinity War is described by Marvel Studios as the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The expansive confirmed cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos. Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are filming back-to-back for a May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 release, respectively.
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