ā€˜Black Pantherā€™ Stars Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright Celebrate ā€˜Captain Marvelā€™

Black Panther stars Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright are celebrating Marvel Studiosā€™ Captain Marvel.

ā€œI hope you all will RUN, not walk to theaters this weekend to see my girl @brielarson killing it as #CaptainMarvel! So happy for you girl,ā€ tweeted Gurira, who joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as fierce Wakandan general Okoye in the similarly groundbreaking Black Panther.

ā€œLoved @captainmarvel. Loved how it felt like an indie then back to a blockbuster movie! Dope performances,ā€ tweeted Guriraā€™s co-star Letita Wright, who plays Wakandan princess Shuri, genius younger sister to King Tā€™Challa (Chadwick Boseman).

ā€œI left the cinema feeling so proud to be apart of the marvel universe!!ā€

Asked to share her favorite part of Captain Marvel, Wright in another tweet praised the piecemeal flashback revelations peering into the past of Larsonā€™s Carol Danvers as well as the ā€œfunnyā€ Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Black Panther was the first Marvel Studios film to feature a black lead character and a predominantly black cast. The Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster grossed $1.3 billion worldwide to become the ninth highest-grossing film of all time and just the third film to earn more than $700 million domestically, behind only Disneyā€™s own Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936m) and James Cameronā€™s Avatar ($760m).

As the first female-led entry in the Marvel Studios canon, Captain Marvel is on a similar path of success, soaring higher, further, faster to a $20.7 million haul from Thursday night preview showings. Itā€™s now on track for an opening weekend in the neighborhood of $160 million.

Gurira and Wright are next expected to return alongside Larson in Avengers: Endgame, out April 26.

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