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Let’s cut to the chase: Danai Gurira is a f*cking badass. If you watch The Walking Dead, you’ve likely been aware of that fact ever since she first appeared on TV as the machete-wielding Michonne back in 2012. Due to all of her time spent chopping the heads off of zombies, we haven’t been able to see her in much recently other than the 2017 Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me. Fortunately, her latest role as a warrior in Black Panther appears to be changing all that.

The Iowa-born and Zimbabwe-raised actress plays Okoye, one of the fiercest warriors in all of Wakanda and a close ally of King T’Challa’s (aka the Black Panther himself). Getting to watch T’Challa (played brilliantly by Chadwick Boseman) take on the superhero mantle passed down to him by his father is thrilling, to be sure, but it’s even more exciting to see women he surrounds himself with. For the first time, Marvel has presented us with a number of fully realized, fleshed-out female characters with agency, personalities, and power all of their own. Like costars Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright – who play Nakia and Shuri, …read more

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