I May Destroy You creator and star has reportedly been cast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Coel has signed on for a yet-to-be-revealed role in Ryan Coogler’s forthcoming sequel, according to Variety. Marvel Studios has declined to comment on the news.
Not many details about the follow-up to Black Panther are out yet. However, you can ready yourself for the return of cast members Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett.
‘Black Panther’ Sequel Casts Michaela Coel (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/eLe67YX8Nr
— Variety (@Variety) July 21, 2021
It has been confirmed that the late Chadwick Boseman will not be recreated with CGI. Boseman passed away last August at the age of 43. Boseman had been privately battling colon cancer for the past four years, his family stated in a release.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” Boseman’s family wrote. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
Both Boseman’s death and the pandemic caused some serious delays in the film’s production. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was originally set for release last March.
Production on the film begins this month.
Coel’s hit HBO series I May Destroy You made out list of the Best Shows of 2020. It was also recently nominated for some Emmy Awards. You can check out the full list of Emmy Award nominees here. Coel also starred in Netflix’s Chewing Gum.