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    Michaela Coel Just Signed On For The "Black Panther" Sequel And Fans Know Exactly Who They Want Her To Play

    Fans know exactly who they want her to portray.

    In absolutely perfect casting news, Michaela Coel has signed on for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!!!

    Michaela has short black hair and smiles while wearing a black turtleneck
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    While Michaela's role in the sequel is obviously still very under wraps, she's reportedly already on set working on the film.

    Michaela wears a maroon and while geometric patterned dress with a plunging neckline and layered sleeves
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    And although nothing's been confirmed, fans have one particular role in mind for the star...

    WHAT IF: Michaela Coel is STORM? https://t.co/sxrFMK0sHK

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    can you imagine if michaela coel enters the MCU as Storm?!?! I'll collapse #WakandaForever

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    If Michaela Coel ends up playing Storm it will solve global warming. https://t.co/8Re7tNfwZN

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    Over the past year, Michaela has completely skyrocketed to fame following the release of I May Destroy You.

    Michaela not only wrote, directed, and produced the series, but also starred in the poignant show, which was based on her own personal experiences.

    In the process of shopping the show, she fired her US talent agency and currently is unrepresented — which makes her casting news even more impressive.

    Michaela has shoulder length braided hair while wearing a colorful halter dress
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    Michaela now works through her indie label Falkna Productions, which co-produced I May Destroy You.

    In addition to her immense talent, Michaela also absolutely killed it at the Black Panther premiere in 2018 (in a dress she designed herself), so this seems like it's going to be an incredible role for her.

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    No additional cast has been announced, but Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett are likely reprise their roles.

    Some of the Black Panther cast accept an award on stage
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    And although the late Chadwick Boseman will not be a part of the film, the cast and crew are committed to making him proud in the upcoming sequel.

    Chadwick gives the Wakanda Forever sign
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    “It’s clearly very emotional without Chad. But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told Variety.

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released next summer.

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