Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel. Image via Twitter @Variety_Film

‘I May Destroy You’ star Michaela Coel cast in ‘Black Panther’ sequel

Michaela Coel has joined the cast and crew on set for the ‘Black Panther’ sequel currently being filmed in Georgia.

Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel. Image via Twitter @Variety_Film

Emmy-nominated British actress Michaela Coel has been cast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — the sequel to the 2018 hit Marvel film, Black Panther. Coel has apparently already joined the filming crew in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Coel had a breakthrough year in 2020 and is now firmly on Hollywood’s radar with her critically acclaimed HBO series I May Destroy You, which earned her four Emmy nominations.

In addition to writing, directing and producing, Coel starred as Arabella in the show — a writer with a large social media following that’s processing rape trauma in contemporary London.

The 33-year old works through her own indie production company, Falkna Productions, which co-produced I May Destroy You. The Black Panther sequel won’t be Coel’s first outing in a feature film, she’s been on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and a Netflix original, Been So Long. Coel has also been on other Netflix programs such as Black Mirror and Chewing Gum which was based on a play she wrote.

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The majority of the cast of Marvel’s first Black Panther film is expected to return. The original cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, and Winston Duke and South African Connie Chiume.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Director Ryan Coogler reworked the script after lead-actor, Chadwick Boseman’s unexpected passing due to cancer last year. Nyong’o told the Hollywood Reporter that she’s happy with how Coogler reworked the script for the sequel.

The way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world, says Nyong’o


The first Black Panther movie made a staggering $1.3 billion (R18.9 billion) worldwide. Although the sequel is only set for a 8 July 2022 release, fans online shared their excitement over Michael Coel’s involvement in the film.