How Danai Gurira Celebrated Wrapping On Black Panther

With Marvel's Phase 3 slate officially underway, we will soon see a ton of new franchises take over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the most engaging new members of the MCU is Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, whose solo film is slated to hit theaters on February 16, 2018. The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira recently wrapped production, and the actress posted a photo with the cast and crew to commemorate the occasion. Check it out below to see for yourself.

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Danai Gurira recently posted the above photo to her Twitter account to celebrate the conclusion of her time on the set of Black Panther. The picture does not give too much away in terms of plot details or direction (which we think is a good thing, who needs spoilers?), but it clearly shows the connection that this cast and crew has developed, and the rapport that has been established. She punctuates the post with "#WakandaForever," thus adding to our hope that this specific corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will become a familiar locale for years to come.

Considering Ms. Gurira's badass portrayal of Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead, we expect her to bring all of the intensity that she has become known for to her role as Okoye in Black Panther. As one of T'Challa's close confidants, Okoye is his personal driver and bodyguard -- staying close to him and helping him fight in battle. No word yet as to whether or not Danai Gurira was allowed to bring her katana to the production of the new Marvel film, but something tells us that she probably didn't even need it. After all, she certainly knows how to handle herself in a fight using only her fists when she needs to.

There's no question that Ryan Coogler has assembled one of the most interesting ensembles in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Black Panther. Consisting primarily of black actors, the core cast for Black Panther includes Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, Michael B. Jordan, Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, and Forrest Whitaker -- just to name a few. The first solo movie for Marvel's first black superhero has fittingly assembled one of the most diverse and talented casts of performers that we have seen from a comic book movie in quite some time, and we are incredibly excited to see what they will do with Wakanda's corner of the MCU.

As always, CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant updates related to Black Panther as more information about the project becomes available to us. T'Challa will take center stage when Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018. Here's everything we currently know about the first ever Black Panther movie.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.