Marvel has confirmed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will introduce the queer character Aneka, played by none other than Michaela Coel.
The first trailer for the Black Panther sequel premiered at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July), along with a string of announcements about the new film and the wider Marvel universe. After much speculation, it was confirmed that I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel will be playing Aneka. Coel was first announced for the film in July 2021, but her character had been kept under wraps.
In the Marvel comics, Aneka is the combat instructor of the Dora Milaje, the elite all-female special forces of Wakanda.