Filming is underway for Marvel‘s hotly-anticipated ‘Black Panther’ sequel. And while details are being kept under wraps, a major addition to the cast has been confirmed.
For, Michaela Coel has officially boarded ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’
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According to Variety, Coel – whose critically acclaimed credits include ‘I May Destroy You, ‘Chewing Gum,’ and ‘Black Earth Rising’ – is currently shooting with the rest of the cast at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.
True to tradition, Disney and Marvel are keeping mum on particulars.
What is for sure is that the film – due July 8 2022 – is one of the most eagerly awaited offerings in recent memory.
And for a number of reasons.
The first film bulldozed records in 2018, generating over $1 Billion at the global box office, and went on to become a cultural phenomenon.
Yet, tragedy struck in August 2020 when lead Chadwick Boseman died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
Little is known about how the Ryan Coogler directed film will navigate the loss of Boseman’s central character T’Challa. But it has been confirmed that he will not be recast.
We remain buzzed for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’
Coel’s talent is undeniable and she’s joined an equally impressive cast. As such, we can’t wait to see the collective magic incoming.