Can We All Agree That Danai Gurira’s Glorious Okoye Is Black Panther‘s Best Badass to Ever Badass?

***Spoilers for Black Panther ahead. Spoilers***

Picture me as Kanye if you will; I’ll let everyone keep talking about Black Panther‘s … everything, but I only want to talk about Danai Gurira. As any Walking Dead fan already knows, from the moment her Michonne showed up onscreen,

she was a force to be reckoned with, quickly becoming a fan favorite. Clearly, she already had brilliant sword skills and as Okoye, Danai takes everything next level. While the Black Panther story might center around the man who would be king of Wakanda,

for me, it’s Okoye and the elite Dora Milaje who stole away the movie (with honorable mention to Leticia Wright’s brilliant and funny Shuri).

From that incredible car chase action,

to throwing off her wig at the casino …

… so she can properly deal with ALL the bad guys,

and again, during the skirmish back home.

Okoye and her forces got it done.

All we need and want now is for her to lead a standalone film. Step aside gentlemen, there’s a new hero in town.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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