- Film & TV
- 22 Jul 21
The internet has already dubbed MCU the 'Michaela Coel Universe'.
Michaela Coel has reportedly joined the ensemble cast for the sequel to Marvel's 2018 blockbuster, Black Panther.
While the super-secret Marvel Cinematic Universe refuses to reveal any details, insiders have reported Coel is now working on set at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios where production for the film began last month.
Coel rose to prominence last year following the critical and commercial success of her HBO show I May Destroy You. The Guildhall graduate wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the show which followed a young woman processing trauma in the aftermath of her rape. Coel has been nominated for four Emmy awards for her work with the 12 episode show.
With an already impressive filmography which includes Black Mirror, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and her original show Chewing Gum, under her belt, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be Coel's first venture into the Marvel universe.
The film's conception was tinged with bittersweet emotion as the original line-up reprises their roles sans Chadwick Boseman who sadly passed away from colon cancer in August last year.
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told Variety in June. "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."
The official cast list has not yet been announced but Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett are all expected to reprise their roles.
The film is set for release in summer 2022.