Michaela Coel, who starred in 'I May Destroy You' and 'Been So Long', has joined the Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' as the newest cast member for the sequel to the billion-dollar movie ‘Black Panther’. 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is ready for a July 8, 2022 release.
According to Variety, character details for the movie are locked up. Coel has joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production for the sequel to his 2018 hit superhero movie began for the film last month.
Coel recently burst out onto Hollywood's radar in 2020 with her critically admired series like 'I May Destroy You', for which she's got four Emmy nominations. In addition to writing, directing, and producing, Coel starred in the show as a widespread writer handling rape trauma in contemporary London.
She is not represented by a talent agency and works through her indie label Falkna Productions, which co-produced 'I May Destroy You'.
Although other cast members have not been confirmed yet, it is anticipated that much of the cast of Marvel's first 'Black Panther film, including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, and Winston Duke, will be a part of the sequel.
Talking about the previous movie's lead, the late star Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 after battling colon cancer, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige recounted Variety in late June, "It's clearly very emotional without Chad."
Google revised the script following Boseman's unexpected passing due to colon cancer a year ago. According to Nyong'o, how he has restructured the second movie is so respectful of the loss we've all experienced as a cast and as a world."