During her appearance on ‘The Late Night Show Starring Jimmy Kimmel,’ Michaela Coel stunned in a Riccardo Tisci-designed Burberry gown,’ where she opened up about Beyoncé sending her flowers, filming ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ and more in the interview, watch below.
Coel plays Aneka, a queer captain and combat instructor in Marvel’s latest highly anticipated blockbuster, who some belief will take on the role of Black Panther in the upcoming superhero epic.
“That sold me on the role, the fact that my character’s queer,” Coel said in an interview with Vogue. “I thought: I like that, I want to show that to Ghana.”
She also discussed the stunning representation of Africa in the world-renowned franchise.
“I think for a lot of people it was the first time we’d seen some sort of representation on a very mainstream platform about the magic of Africa, the magic of the people, our ancestors,” she said about the 2018 smash. “Coming here, you do feel something magical.”
Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their country after King T’Challa’s death in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
As the Wakandans prepare to embark on their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) to forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Watch the trailer below:
The film (which Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced as the Phase 4 finale) stars Dominique Thorne (who makes her debut as Ironheart), Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livanalli, as well as Tenoch Huerta as Namor, King of a hidden undersea nation.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will be released in theaters on November 11, 2022.