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The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

Plus, confirmations on other actors' characters

Danai Gurira, star of The Walking Dead and notable for her role on the show as Michonne, has officially joined the cast of Marvel Studios' Black Panther.

Gurira joined the rest of her Black Panther co-stars on stage during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel in San Diego on Saturday, including Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Gurira will play the head of the Dora Milaje, Black Panther's personal bodyguards.

The panel also confirmed that Jordan will be playing villain Erik Killmonger, the nemesis of Black Panther. He's a highly-skilled martial arts expert whose strength and intelligence is a perfect match for Black Panther. Nyong'o will play Nakia, one of the most adored women in Wakanda and the wife of Black Panther.

Black Panther is being directed by Ryan Coogler and will hit theaters Feb. 16, 2018. Marvel released the new logo for the film, which you can see below.

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