The I May Destroy You star is ready to join the Marvel universe after a booming year
Michaela Coel in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
With three Emmy nominations in her kitty, Michaela Coel is set to make her debut in the world of Wakanda. According to a report by Variety, the force behind I May Destroy You’s success has begun filming at the film’s production at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studio. While the details about her character are still, not a surprise, being kept hush-hush, her addition to the already glamorous cast, came as a delight to fans.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would continue with the story of the technologically-advanced nation, but doing so without the presence of T’Challa, due to the untimely demise of Chadwick Boseman, is going to be difficult. However, writer-director Ryan Coogler is figuring out a sensitive way to continue with the franchise, all the while addressing Chadwick’s absence.
Calling him the glue that held everyone together, Coogler referred to this as the hardest thing he had to do in his professional life. The head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige was also emotional during the beginning of the production in June, and promised to bring Wakanda to life, in a way that would make Chadwick happy.
The plot has not yet been confirmed, nor has there been any official confirmation from Marvel Studios regarding the return of the original cast members, though many of the actors have revealed that they will be reprising their roles in the upcoming movie, like Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross and Angela Bassett as Ramonda.
Daniel Gurira aka Okoye has also confirmed that she will be back for Black Panther 2, as well as the upcoming Black Panther spinoff series on Disney+. Apart from Gurira, Winston Duke has clarified, in an interview with Collider, that he will be reprising his role of M’Baku as well.
Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit the theaters on July 8, 2022, and from the looks of it, a barrage of emotions is heading our way, as we pay tribute to the legacy left behind by Chadwick.