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Variety is reporting that Michaela Coel is one of the first to join the cast of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the sequel to the hit Marvel film “Black Panther.” Character details are being kept secret but sources within say Coel has joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production began last month. Coel exploded onto Hollywood’s radar in 2020 with her critically acclaimed HBO Max series “I May Destroy You,” for which she’s received four Emmy nominations. In addition to writing, directing, and producing, Coel starred in the show as a popular writer processing rape trauma in contemporary London. The additional cast has not been confirmed, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett will likely reprise their roles from the original film. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set for wide release on July 8th, 2022.