Danai Gurira

Marvel Studios has added Danai Gurira’s name to the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ poster

A victory for Wakandans (and publicists) everywhere! 

Following backlash from fans, Marvel Studios has corrected and re-released the official poster for Avengers: Endgame, the first version of which failed to properly credit Black Panther and Infinity War actress, Danai Gurira. 

Notably, Gurira was the only Black Panther cast member to appear on the poster  — mostly thanks to Thanos — as well as the only Endgame cast member to appear on it without credit. (Yes, even Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin got credited for their respective roles as Rocket the Raccoon and Thanos the gigantic, purple thumb.) Read more…

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Danai Gurira on how ‘Black Panther’ challenges the conventions of femininity

Having risen to fame through her iconic performance as The Walking Dead‘s Michonne, Danai Gurira is no stranger to female power ripped from the pages of comics.

But in Black Panther, Gurira plays another kind of female warrior — one who wields her womanhood as a strength, and casts femininity in a whole new light in the process. 

“Okoye flies in the face of our conventional ideas of femininity, while still functioning within her own definition of femininity,” Gurira told Mashable at the Los Angeles Black Panther press junket.  

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