Michaela Coel has joined the Black Panther cast

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Michaela Coel is set to join the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

According to Variety, “Character details are locked up per usual, though insiders said Coel has joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where production began last month. Marvel Studios declined to comment on the matter.”

She joins Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett who will likely reprise their roles from the original film.

Michaela Coel "Been So Long" World Premiere - 62nd BFI London Film Festival
Michaela Coel attends the World Premiere of “Been So Long” at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)

Coel’s I May Destroy You was recently nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards, including three individual nominations for her for acting, writing, and directing.

Details about the sequel, in general, have been hush-hush, as writer-director Ryan Coogler has had to figure out a way forward for the film after the 2019 death of star Chadwick Boseman.

Michaela Coel "Been So Long" World Premiere - 62nd BFI London Film Festival
Michaela Coel attends the World Premiere of “Been So Long” at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige addressed the emotional return to production in a June interview with Variety.

“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” he said. “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.”


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