‘I May Destroy You’ actress Michaela Coel has reportedly signed up to star in Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ sequel, ‘Wakanda Forever.’
As for now, any character details are being kept under lock and key.
Although casting has yet to be confirmed, it is expected that Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett will reprise their roles from the original.
Coogler has penned the script for the sequel to 2018’s hugely successful comic book adaptation.
Filming began on the follow-up in June in Atlanta, Marvel boss Kevin Feige said that filming was “clearly very emotional without” lead Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020. In March, Coogler said that working on the project without Boseman was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my professional life”.
Marvel has previously confirmed that Boseman’s character King T’Challa will not be recast, and neither will digital technology be used to portray Boseman’s likeness.
Coel’s credits include the Netflix programs ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Chewing Gum,’ and the feature films ‘Been So Long’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’