Michaela Coel Joins ‘Black Panther’ sequel cast
The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.
The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of ‘I May Destroy You and Chewing Gumfame’, has officially joined the cast of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’ Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.
Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles.
Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T’Challa.
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions.
“But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”
Michaela Coel’s highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in — received four Emmy nominations.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.