‘Black Panther’ Star Danai Gurira Talks Sequel along with the Future of Shuri (Exclusive)

Danai Gurira can be weighing in on the next installment of the Avengers franchise.

ET’s Nischelle Turner spoke with the 40-year-old actress at The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she weighed in on Avengers 4 along with where the Black Panthersequel stands.

“I think the idea’s early days,” Gurira, who portrays Okoye within the film, expressed about where the film will start, adding in which the team entrusts “our visionary” Ryan Coogler, who directed along with co-wrote the first film with the role of continuing the story. “He’s a very stunning collaborator as well, nevertheless he’s in his process until he can be willing to open in which up along with in which can be what makes him such an amazing leader.”

Not spilling any details on whether she has been on the set of the still untitled fourth Avengers flick, Gurira joked in which “there can be absolutely nothing of what you’ve asked in which I can answer.”

When asked about the fan-favorite character Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, going on to become Black Panther as she does within the comic books, all Gurira had to say was, “We’ll see how in which goes. Leave the idea to [Coogler]. He knows what he’s doing. I’ve very sure of in which.”

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in which same night, Gurira alongside her Black Panther co-stars Lupita Nyong’o along with Chadwick Boseman took the podium to speak onstage during the event.

“We have been through an amazing along with astounding year in which we could never have dreamt of or imagined,” the actress reflected to ET about the superhero flick’s success. “The way the movie has been embraced, the way people have responded to the idea. in which can be the sort of art in which I have always wanted to be a part of.”

“[I have always wanted to] tell stories in which I believe have always been able to be told, even as a playwright, which can be you can put the African front along with center, you can put the black person front along with center,” she continued. “You can create excellent stories about people who are not of the ‘mainstream’ along with you will find in which the mainstream can be actually many things.”

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