Emmy nominee and BAFTA winner Michaela Coel (I can destroy you) joins Ryan Cooglers Black Panther episode Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (about diversity). No details about Coel’s character have been released, although the outlet stocks Coel joined the director at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, where production of the film began in June.

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The news comes after the recent announcement that Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will return for the sequel, along with revealing that the script has already gone through five different versions.

Based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters featured in the first film.

The sequel is again directed and written by Ryan Coogler. Most of their original leads will return, including Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Letitia Wright as Shuri. In addition, Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) was also reportedly cast as the film’s antagonist, with some fans and outlets speculating that he might play the role of Namor.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2022, nearly two years after the untimely death of title star and acclaimed actor Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 43 after his four-year private battle with colon cancer.

In addition to the MCU sequel, Coogler is currently also developing an untitled Black Panther Spin-off series for Disney +, referred to as the origins series.