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Michaela Coel joins the cast of Wakanda Forever, the Black Panther sequel


The British actress and director, known for her series I May Destroy You, joined in this second part Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright or Lupita Nyong’o.

Almost a year later The death of Chadwick Boseman, the main actor of Black Panther , the second installment of the Marvel Studios film is well and truly on track. Entitled Wakanda Forever, the filming of the feature film began at the end of July and new celebrities continue to join the already full cast. This is the case of Michaela Coel, British actress and director, the site revealed on Wednesday. Variety.

Originally from London, 33-year-old Michaela Coel has made a name for herself with the general public by creating and performing in Chewing gum, a two-season television series that chronicles the sexual awakening of a young woman raised in a strict religious setting. The actress went on to make a few appearances in the hit series. Black Mirror, as well as in the eighth episode of Star Wars, The Last Jedi. But it is especially in 2020 that Michaela Coel is talking about her, thanks to her series I May Destroy You, in which she plays the main role in addition to being a screenwriter and director. BAFTA Award-winning and four-time Emmy nominee, the series tells the story of how a young woman will question her whole life after being sexually assaulted in a nightclub.

If the presence of Michaela Coel in Wakanda Forever is well confirmed, however we do not know the details of the character she will interpret. Following Black panther is also still quite mysterious, since we do not know many elements of the synopsis either. However, we know that director Ryan Coogler is once again in charge, and that filming began at the end of June at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, according to Variety. Several actors appearing in the first installment have already been announced to the cast, including Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Angela Bassett (Ramonda) and Martin Freeman (Everett Ross). The theatrical release is scheduled for summer 2022.

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