Ryan Coogler's sequel movie has added another strong female lead into his Marvel production.
Creative genius and acting supreme Michaela Coel is joining the MCU. The 'Chewing Gum' and 'I May Destroy You' creator and actor is set to suit up in the eagerly anticipated action sequel.
Of course, this is Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so her role is completely under wraps for now. Per Variety, insiders say the star has joined the set at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where production began last month.
Out of all of the upcoming Marvel movie sequels, 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' is one that we know next to nothing about. What we do know is that the late Chadwick Boseman will not be digitally inserted into the picture, and pretty much all of the cast from 'Black Panther' will be returning.
This includes Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Winston Duke as M'Baku, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, and Angela Bassett as Shuri and T'Challa's mother Ramonda, the Queen Mother of Wakanda. Martin Freeman will also be reprising his role as CIA operative Everett K. Ross.
Michaela Coel has enjoyed a steady rise in Hollywood in the past couple of years, with this being her biggest movie role to date. She won a BAFTA Award in 2016 for 'Chewing Gum' on E4, which she starred in, wrote, and created; she later went on to win another earlier this year for 'I May Destroy You', which she also starred in, wrote and created. It was her latest drama series, a joint-production between BBC and HBO, which boosted her North American profile substantially.
Coel has also played roles in 'Black Mirror', 'Black Earth Rising' as well as a minor role in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.