Bell Lakewho voiced Black Widow in the Marvel and Disney+ animated series What if…?walked the purple carpet at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, indicating that she will appear in the film. In November 2021, paparazzi photos depicted Bell on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and ComicBook reported that she joined the cast. However, when the official cast list was revealed, it did not include Bell. But at the film’s world premiere, she officially confirmed that she would have a brief role in Ryan Cooglerin an interview posted on Marvel Entertainment’s official YouTube channel.
Speaking to an interviewer, Bell said:
“I feel very honored to be a part of the Marvel Universe. I play Black Widow in the animated series What if…? so it’s an extension of my loyalty, I guess. But really, it’s really fun to exist in a total fantasy universe that feels like a respite from the reality we face on a daily basis. It’s extraordinary and it’s full of wonder, and it continues to excite the public. To me, that’s super cool.”
Bell also discussed his relationship with director Coogler, saying, “Ryan Coogler is a good friend. We were Sundance classmates in 2013 together, so we were in the same class. So it feels really good to be together. here and support him.” Bell has not revealed which character she will be playing. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Outside of the MCU, Bell has been known to appear in movies. In a world…, No leakand Back at homethe series children’s hospital and Bless this messand for lending his voice to animated films Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The secret life of pets 2.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will pay tribute to the late great Chadwick Boseman who previously starred as Black Panther in the original 2019 film, and will follow the people of Wakanda as they battle nefarious powers after T’Challa’s death. Coogler directed the film from a script by himself and Joe Robert Cole. In addition to Bell, movie stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freemanand Angela Bassette. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the final film in the MCU’s Phase Four.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11. Watch Bell on the red carpet below:
Here is the official synopsis of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
“Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers following the death of King T’Challa. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their fellow chapter, the heroes must unite with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.”