DANAI Gurira would like to see more women in action movies.
While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, the actress said there should be an all-female Avengers movie.
The 4-year-old star has just starred in the blockbuster Black Panther and she will also appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
Ellen asked, “So what can you tell us about Avenger?” to which, Danai unsurprisingly responded, “Absolutely Nothing.”
But then the host asked about the current rumors about an all female Avengers film.
“I just asked that a couple days ago, and I think it is a rumor, but I think that the cool thing is that it is showing that there is this hunger for that type of thing,’ responded the star.
“And I know that Brie Larson is filming Captain Marvel as we speak, so these things are starting to happen, and I think it’s really exciting because it’s showing that yea of course it’s time we started seeing the perspective of a story come exclusively from women, magic happens when woman do their thang,” she added.
Danai reprises her role as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces of Wakanda, from Black Panther in the upcoming Marvel film.
Avengers: Infinity war hits theatres around the country, this Friday, April 27.
While on Ellen Danai looked fit in a sleeveless black top that put her muscular arms on display.
The TV and movie star added a pair of billowy black pants that flared at the bottom exposing simple silver heels.
A pair of dangling earrings completed the Mother of George actress’ modern, yet timeless look.
The star talked about a recent trip she took.
“In Nigeria I was researching. I’m a writer and I was researching something I’m adapting to a mini series, the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah,” she revealed to Ellen.
“That inspired the comedienne to ask about Eclipsed, a play by Danai that became the first play with an all-black and female creative cast and team to premiere on Broadway, and her beginnings as a writer.
“I started out sort of creating and performing in Zimbabwe as an adolescent really,’ started the All Eyez on Me star.
“And when I got to around college/grad school I just – I wasn’t finding a lot stories that resonated from the African female perspective, so it kind of became that thing where necessity becomes the mother of creations, so you sort of create things as a result of not finding them.
“And then I started wanting to step away from performing them, which was what Eclipsed was.
“It was the first play that I wrote that I didn’t actually perform in as well because I wanted to give other women the platform to create, to be on there and let their stuff shine.”