The multi-hyphenate Hollywood star Michaela Coel has been added to the ensemble cast of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, the sequel to hit Marvel film ‘Black Panther’, that released in 2018.
Coel recently exploded onto Hollywood’s radar in 2020 with her critically acclaimed HBO Max series ‘I May Destroy You’, for which she’s received four Emmy nominations. In addition to writing, directing and producing, Coel starred in the show as a popular writer processing rape trauma in contemporary London.
Coel’s other credits include the Netflix series ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Chewing Gum’, and the feature films ‘Been So Long’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. She is not currently represented by a talent agency and works through her indie label Falkna Productions, which co-produced ‘I May Destroy You’.
While the additional cast has not been confirmed, it is expected that much of the cast of Marvel’s first ‘Black Panther’ film, which includes Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, and Winston Duke, will return.
The first ‘Black Panther’ had grossed a massive $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is set for a July 8, 2022 release.