Iowa Native MIGHT Get Her Own Superhero Spin-Off
There are some rumblings that one fan-favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe might finally be getting her own series.
Iowa has no shortage of representation in some of your favorite superhero movies. Iowa has made not one but TWO Supermen; Brandon Routh and Geoge Reeves. Plus, one character from the Marvel Comic AND Cinematic Universe hailed from the Heartland.
You can read more about this character, who also just so happens to have the perfect Iowa superhero name here...and no it's not Corn Man or anything like that.
And we're all pretty familiar with Jason Momoa, aka Aquaman himself, who grew up in a town right outside of Des Moines.
You can see some of our coverage of the actor here.
There is even a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who returned to the screen last year for the sequel to the highly anticipated 'Black Panther' sequel 'Wakanda Forever.'
You might recognize this Eastern Iowa native from her various appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Danai Gurira, plays Okoye one of the powerful warriors in Wakanda. She is the body guard for the Black Panther.
According to the official Marvel character page she is described as, "One of Wakanda's greatest warriors, Okoye proudly protects her country's king alongside the Dora Milaje."
Gurira has appeared in the following Marvel movies so far:
- 'Black Panther'
- 'Avengers: Infinity War'
- 'Avengers: Endgame'
- 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
She has quickly become a fan favorite in the MCU. In her recent Marvel outing, the Iowa actress made some headlines for her character's LGBTQ+ relationship that was featured in a short scene.
Gurira shared with Vanity Fair that she is, "glad to see that Marvel is being more inclusive and showing gay characters to exist freely in a society and live their lives honestly. I hope it normalizes seeing characters like this.”
Gurira is originally from Grinnell and is the youngest child of four. Her parents both worked in academia; with her mother being a college librarian and her father being a chemistry professor at Grinnell College.
You might also recognize this talented actress from her work in the cult hit 'The Walking Dead' as the character Michonne Hawthorne. She is set to return to this universe in a spinoff series sometime in 2023. Gurira will be also taking on the mantle as Executive Producer.
Now she's making headlines after her recent appearance on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' this week. The late night show host brought up rumors that were circulating about a possible 'Black Panther' spin-off series that will star Gurira's character Okoye.
Of course, like most unrelease Marvel projects, there wasn't much to say about it just yet. Also, the actress had to keep her lips sealed on this series.
"I have been told that I can gently allude to this possibility," she carefully responded.
"So, I am gently alluding!"
You can watch a part of the interview down below!