‘Black Panther’ Sequel Casts Michaela Coel (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Michaela Coel has joined the ensemble forged of “Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly,” the sequel to the hit Marvel movie “Black Panther.”

Character particulars are locked up, per traditional. Insiders say Coel has joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, the place manufacturing started final month. Marvel Studios declined to touch upon the matter.

Coel exploded onto Hollywood’s radar in 2020 together with her critically acclaimed HBO Max collection “I Might Destroy You,” for which she’s obtained 4 Emmy nominations. Along with writing, directing and producing, Coel starred within the present as a preferred author processing rape trauma in modern London.

Coel’s credit embody the Netflix packages “Black Mirror” and “Chewing Gum,” and the function movies “Been So Lengthy” and “Star Wars: The Final Jedi.” She is just not at present represented by a expertise company. She works by way of her indie label Falkna Productions, which co-produced “I Might Destroy You.”

The primary “Black Panther” grossed greater than $1.3 billion on the worldwide field workplace.

“It’s clearly very emotional with out Chad,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige instructed Selection in late June, referring to late star Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 after battling colon most cancers. “However everybody can be very excited to carry the world of Wakanda again to the general public and again to the followers. We’re going to do it in a method that might make Chad proud.”

Whereas extra forged has not been confirmed, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett will seemingly reprise their roles from the unique movie.

Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly” is about for huge launch on July 8, 2022.

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