Actress Michaela Coel Cast in Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER.
Actress Michaela Coel, known for her roles in I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum, as well as The Aliens, Black Mirror, and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, has been cast in the highly-anticipated Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Variety reports that “character details are locked up, per usual. Insiders say Coel has joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where production began last month. Marvel Studios declined to comment on the matter.”
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige talked to Variety last month about the second film, and how the studio is trying to navigate making the film without its original star, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last year:
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad. 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.”
While additional cast has not been confirmed it’s assumed that Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett will likely reprise their roles from the original film.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.
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