Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Adds Michaela Coel

Last summer, Michaela Coel emerged as one of Hollywood’s brightest new voices when she created, wrote, and starred in HBO’s I May Destroy You. Her show found a place on several year-end lists and recently racked up eight Emmy nominations. Ever since the series’ conclusion, fans have been eagerly waiting to hear what Coel is planning to do next. And it turns out the answer lies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety is reporting that Coel has just booked a supporting role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Marvel continues to keep story details about Wakanda Forever close to the chest. This includes the identity of Coel’s character. The sequel recently began shooting in Atlanta with Ryan Coogler returning as writer and director. Additionally, the film will feature the return of several cast members from the original film, including Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, and Martin Freeman.

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Coel’s work on I May Destroy You netted her Emmy nods for writing, directing (with Sam Miller), and acting. The show also received a nomination for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. Previously, Coel created and starred in the British sitcom, Chewing Gum. She has also guest-starred on two episodes of Black Mirror and had a small role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a Resistance monitor.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on July 8, 2022.

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