Danai is featured as Okoye on one of the special Marvel covers for Empire Magazine‘s May 2018 issue! She is also pictured with Dave Bautista (Drax), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch). I’ll have scans of the inside of the magazine once it’s available!
A new trailer for the movie and a new poster were released today! Pre-sale tickets for the movie also went on sale. It’s almost here!
Today, Danai was in attendance for the Black Panther Global Junket Press Conference in Beverly Hills, CA. You can view pictures from the event in the gallery.
Danai Gurira also opened up about going bald for the role as one of the warriors in the film and how she saw it as “subversive in the right way.”
“I was the first one to get my head shaved. In theory, it sounded amazing, and then the day came,” she said with a laugh. “It happened. Then you walk into the restroom to watch your hands, look up like, ‘What the!?’ It took a few days. The pride started to grow, there’s pride around it, embracing this symbol of power. The beauty of how he[Ryan Coogler] wrote that moment, where she doesn’t want to wear a wig. This is her joy, her pride, walking with that bald head with the tattoo on it. It’s so subversive in the right way. You don’t have to have hair to be beautiful.”
Last night was the world premiere of Black Panther! I’ve got pictures from the premiere in the gallery here and a few video clips and interviews below.