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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually’ casts Michaela Coel in sequel

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

In line 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 Put up.

Simply final week, London-born Coel, 33, was nominated for a 2021 Emmy Award for Greatest Actress in a Restricted Sequence or TV Film for her HBO sequence, which at the least partly fictionalized her expertise as a sexual assault survivor. (She was surprisingly snubbed by this yr’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 surprising 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 task that may reportedly not be recast and likewise is not going to seem in CGI type in the upcoming installment.

“There’s just one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” Victoria Alonso, a Marvel Studios govt producer, instructed Argentinian newspaper Clarin final fall, in keeping with a translation by the Wrap. “Our king, sadly, has died in actual life, not simply in fiction, and we’re taking somewhat 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 certainly one of a number of initiatives in the works from Coogler, together with a tv sequence for Disney+.

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

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