I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel has reportedly joined the cast of superhero sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

According to entertainment publication Variety, the BAFTA-winning British actor, director and writer will star in the follow-up to Marvel's 2018 blockbuster Black Panther.

Character details are still being kept under wraps but Coel is said to have joined her castmates for the production in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 31-year-old Emmy nominee for acclaimed sexual assault miniseries I May Destroy You, which was broadcast by the BBC last year. She starred in the show as well as creating it.

London-born Coel also starred in and created the E4 sitcom Chewing Gum.

The second Black Panther film will see the return of director Ryan Coogler.

He previously said Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero before his death last year aged 43, would have wanted him to make the sequel.

Marvel has also confirmed the role of T’Challa will not be recast.

The original Black Panther was a critical and commercial success, earning a best picture nomination at the Oscars and grossing more than €1.1 billion at the box office.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set for release in July 2022.

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