After the unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020 fans didn’t know what to expect from the sequel to Black Panther – 90%, but despite the tragedy, Marvel is determined to make a sequel that honors the memory of the protagonist, and now they surprise us with the news of a great addition to their already surprising cast, Michaela Coel, actress known primarily for the series I May Destroy You – 100%.
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The report of Variety indicates that there are no details about his character, but it is said that he arrived at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios to meet with the director Ryan Coogler, where production started in June. The outlet contacted Marvel Studios but the company did not comment on the matter.
Coel is a British actress, screenwriter, poet and singer-songwriter, with extensive experience in theater, and some appearances in films such as Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 91%. On television he has appeared in series London Spy (2015), Black Mirror – 64% and the already mentioned I May Destroy Youby HBO Max, for which he has received four Emmy nominations.
At the moment we do not know the complete cast, but it is known that the actresses will be back Letitia Wright como Shuri, Call Gurira like Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o como Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, and Angela Bassett like Ramonda. It is also known that the Mexican Tenoch Huerta joined the project, according to rumors in the role of Namor.
A few weeks ago Production Weekly published the following synopsis that would reveal Atlantis as an important part of the plot of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
Both Wakanda and Atlantis are occult civilizations with advanced technology and increased militaristic abilities that decided to separate from the rest of the world for their own safety and, in a way, out of fear. Wakanda feared their technology would be abused. Atlantis feared that the surface dwellers would come and desecrate the mythical city just as they did so many years ago. And their fears are further increased when these two once-hidden nations clash. Wakanda and Atlantis have a surprisingly intertwined history. Wakanda is the only country in the world with access to vibranium. However, rumors of its power spread throughout the world, and Namor’s human father was sent to search for this rare material in Antarctica.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already surprised fans so far this year, especially for the three Disney Plus series, WandaVision – 95%, Falcon and the Winter Soldier – 97% Y Loki – 96%. All three are the beginning of a new adventure that will be developed in the following television and film installments, which continue to expand the franchise as far as possible.
The success of his latest film, Black Widow – 87%, is just the beginning, because this year there are three films to be released: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals Y Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latter has generated very high expectations among fans, as rumors indicate that it will bring back to Tobey Maguire (The Master Play – 72%, The great Gatsby – 48%, Crazy weekend – 25%) Y Andrew Garfield (Until the Last Man – 86%, Red Social – 96%, A reason to live – 67%) in his roles as Spider-Man. Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverFor its part, it will arrive in July 2022.
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There are undoubtedly many reasons to be happy to be Marvel fans in 2021, despite all the setbacks of the past year, the future looks very bright for the franchise, both in the cinema and on Disney Plus, a service that will introduce several new superheroes for years to come.