After a standout role as Dora Milaje general Okoye in Black Panther, actor Danai Gurira has some serious hardware to add to her trophy case. The actor beat out two Marvel Cinematic Universe colleagues — fellow Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and Avengers: Infinity War alum Chris Hemsworth — to win Best Action Star of 2018.
After debuting in Black Panther, where the actor had an acclaimed role as head of the elite
On the press tour for Infinity War, Gurira spoke to
"I’m a researcher, so I did [read comics]," Gurira told members of the press on
Black Panther was a breakout star at the box office for Marvel Studios, grossing over $1.3 worldwide. After grossing over $700 million domestically, Black Panther finished its box office run as the highest-earning superhero movie to hit theatres in this country and finished behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar as the third in the all-time rankings.
As far as Gurira goes, she's set to reprise her role as Okoye is next year's Avengers 4 and
Other upcoming movies on the slate for Marvel studios include Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019.