Information has it that Michaela Coel, of ‘I May Destroy You’ and ‘Chewing Gum fame’, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
While her character roles are still unknown but according to sources, Coel has already joined the Director, Ryan Coogler at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.
Coel joins original cast members like: 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 2020 project series, ‘I May Destroy You’ she wrote, directed, produced and stared in has received four Emmy nominations.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set for release on July 8, 2022