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Avengers: Infinity War Adds Black Panther’s Danai Gurira

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Avengers: Infinity War Adds Black Panther’s Danai Gurira

Another Black Panther actor has been confirmed for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

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Deadline reports The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira will reprise her Black Panther role as Okoye, leader of the elite bodyguards the Dora Milaj, joining her Black Panther co-stars Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke and Letitia Wright.

Recent social media posts by Boseman and directors Anthony and Joe Russo suggest a few key scenes in Infinity War will be set in Wakanda, which likely means we can expect more Black Panther actors to be announced in the coming weeks.

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The teaser trailer for Black Panther, which depicted Gurira in action as Okoye, racked up an impressive 89 million views within 24 hours, landing in the top three of trailer views for Marvel Studios. The film arrives in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

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Avengers: Infinity War boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.=

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