Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is not just any project for Marvel: it is the first film about the character of Chadwick Boseman since his death in August 2020. That is why the steps to follow are very measured and in the last hours he gave a very important one: hired an HBO Max star for the film. Who is it?
It’s about the actress Michaela Coel, interpreter of Arabella in the hit series I May Destroy You that she herself created. The 33-year-old Londoner was a huge standout on the show, for which he garnered four BAFTA Awards and four Emmy Award nominations. There she played a young woman who must rebuild her life after drugs were put into her drink.
Variety was the one who confirmed that Michaela signed with director Ryan Coogler for the tape that is programmed for the July 8, 2022. The character that the actress will have in a cast that will feature Boseman archive material has not yet been announced and no one will replace him. At the moment, the rest of the cast complete it Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett.
Michaela Coel joins Marvel for Black Panther
The news comes in the middle of the start of filming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the works are planned to begin in July in Atlanta and will last more than six months. “Everyone is very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and fans. We will do it in a way that makes Chad proud.“said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be Coel’s debut in Marvel, but not within the Disney universe: in 2017 he worked as an extra in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. His career also includes two episodes in Black Mirror (2016 and 2017) and a leading role in the series Chewing Gum.
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