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Marvel pushes back ‘Wakanda Forever’ date; Laura Harrier to play Robin Givens in ‘Iron Mike’; and more

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Fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see the highly anticipated Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever.

Disney announced that they have pushed back the Wakanda Forever premiere date from July 8, 2022, to November 11, 2022. As previously reported, the film will focus on “furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda.” Many original Black Panther stars, including Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, are expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming film, which is currently in production.

In other news, Laura Harrier is among those who have been cast in the upcoming Hulu limited series about Mike Tyson, Iron Mike, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She joins Harvey Keitel, Grace Zabriskie, Olunike Adeliyi and TJ Atoms, who were also announced as recurring cast members. Harrier will play Tyson’s first wife, actress Robin Givens. As previously reported, Trevante Rhodes will play Tyson in the eight-episode series, which is said to “explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career” of the former heavyweight champion. Tyson, however, will not be involved in upcoming project. Production on Iron Mike is currently underway.

Finally, in case you missed it, Dorothy Steel, the 88-year-old actress who played an elder in 2018’s Black Panther has died. According to WSBTV, Steel passed away quietly at her home in Detroit on Friday. As previously reported, Steel made her acting debut by playing a tribal elder who imparted wisdom to King T’Challa in Black Panther. She also had a small role in Jumanji: The Next Level.

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