Wakanda Forever’ Adds Michaela Coel

Production on the sequel started last month.


Michaela Coel has joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as filming gets underway in Atlanta.

Despite Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death less than a year ago, Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios have quickly changed gears on the direction of the Black Panther franchise with the sequel and a planned Disney Plus series. Filming on Wakanda Forever recently started in Atlanta and additions to the sequel’s cast continue to come out.

Beyond Black Panther: Wakanda Forever not featuring the return of T’Challa, details on the upcoming installment have been kept under wraps in typical Marvel fashion. However, Variety is reporting that I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel will be part of the sequel. Other credits attached to Coel’s name include the “USS Callister” episode of Black MirrorStar Wars: The Last Jedi, Chewing Gum, and Been So Long.

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Here is the synopsis for the first film:

After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Variety

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden’s affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.

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