‘Black Panther’ sequel casts Michaela Coel: report

“I Could Destroy You” creator and star Michaela Coel has been forged in Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally.”

In accordance with Selection, Coel joined the manufacturing at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, the place director Ryan Coogler began manufacturing final month. The sequel will premiere in theaters on July 8, 2022.

Representatives for Marvel Studios and Coel didn’t instantly return requests for remark from The Submit.

Simply final week, London-born Coel, 33, was nominated for a 2021 Emmy Award for Finest Actress in a Restricted Sequence or TV Film for her HBO sequence, which a minimum of partly fictionalized her expertise as a sexual assault survivor. (She was surprisingly snubbed by this 12 months’s Golden Globes.) Her prior credit additionally embody the sequence “Chewing Gum” and “Black Mirror,” in addition to the 2017 movie “Star Wars: The Final Jedi.”

Anticipation is excessive for the “Black Panther” sequel following the stunning demise of the unique’s star Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28, 2020 of colon most cancers. Within the film, he performed King T’Challa, a job that can reportedly not be recast and likewise won’t seem in CGI type within the upcoming installment.

“There’s just one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” Victoria Alonso, a Marvel Studios government producer, instructed Argentinian newspaper Clarin final fall, based on a translation by the Wrap. “Our king, sadly, has died in actual life, not simply in fiction, and we’re taking a little bit time to see how we return to historical past and what we do to honor this chapter of what has occurred to us that was so surprising, so painful, so horrible, actually.”

Different forged members embody returning stars Letitia Wright, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett.

The follow-up is considered one of a number of initiatives within the works from Coogler, together with a tv sequence for Disney+.

Michaela Coel in "I May Destroy You."
Michaela Coel in “I Could Destroy You.”

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