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Danai Gurira cast in Black Panther

Discussion in 'Michonne / Danai Gurira' started by day dreamer, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. day dreamer

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    DG has just been cast in Marvel's Black Panther!

    The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira officially been cast in Black Panther, as revealed at the Marvel Hall H panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Gurira will play Okoye, the head of the elite Wakandan secruity force called the Dora Milaje.

    http://comicbook.com/marvel/2016/07/23/danai-gurira-cast-in-black-panther/

    I'm so excited about this! (Apologies if this is being discussed somewhere else, but I didn't see another thread.)
     
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    It's being discussed elsewhe in DG appreciation thread but I think it will need its own thread because talk will continue on it. Maybe we should see if @Doctor Grimes or @Armte or one of the other Mods want to move those posts here and the discussions can continue here if they think it best.

    Thanks for starting the thread.
     
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    I know nothing about this comic or movie but I am so excited for her. I'm just excited this is getting produced. I had no idea Marvel had a comic with black characters. Plus, Lupita and Danai together is making me feel all kinds of magic. And not to get too political, but I am so happy they didn't pick light or mixed girls for the main roles. Hell, Danai is even darker than her character. It may seem not a big deal to some, but it's kind of huge because they could have copped out but they didn't.
     
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    I can do that!
     
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    Saw this on twitter. They're looking like a tight knit cast already. I'm so ready for this movie!

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    I'm so happy for her! It's great she will be able to film while TWD us on hiatus. Filming is scheduled to begin in January, 2016 so she'll have almost 5 months to devote to it (I'm sure it won't take that long even with re-shoots).
     
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    I'm geeking out over this and I cannot wait for this movie to come out!!!
     
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    I was going to start a thread about this. Too excited for words
     
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    It would have gone against the vibe of Black Panther.
     
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    I'll never be over this. Like the movie will come out and I'll still not be over it.
     
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    I've heard of the character and comics from tumblr and that he was in the Captain America movie so I knew a bit from that. That's all. Heard talk of people wanting Danai to be in it but that's it. Lol I used to watch comic book movies all the time but haven't in a long time. That will be fixed.

    I'm here with you about them having Lupita and Danai in the movie. Heck, I'm glad Chadwick Boseman played T'Challa. Not only is racism a big thing in Hollywood, so is colorism.

    That hasn't stopped Hollywood before but I know what you mean though. I think there would have been outrage if lighter skinned actors were picked. I know I would have been and I'm not in the fandom. Well, I wasn't before (although I was happy about Lupita being in it, BP getting his own movie) but I'm all over the BP fandom now.
     
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    I know some posts were already made about this, but I didn't want to merge them because it would reorder the posts in this thread, so I think I may just let it lie.
     
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    These two...:holdheart::hearts:

     
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    O yay! It's own thread! I'm so excited. Excuse me while I upload some of the pix we've already seen into this thread LOL
     
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    O look. More staring. Le sigh. I'm so here for it LOL

     
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    I'm so proud of Danai. It's strange to feel pride for the success of someone you don't even know but I'm so happy for her! This movie is going to be lit! Danai is the breakout star of TWD. It's not NR. I bet AMC is so surprised.