Lake Bell, who voiced Black Widow in the Disney Plus series, What If…? confirms with Comicbook.com that she will soon be joining Black Panther 2, or Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, with a brief role. She appeared to walk on the red carpet movie premiere, and even though her name was not included in the list for the movie’s cast members, this indicates that she will be appearing in the movie sequel.
“I feel super honored to be a part of the Marvel Universe. I play Black Widow in the animated series, What If…? so this is an extension of my loyalty, I suppose. But truly, it’s really fun to exist within a total fantastical universe that feels like a respite from the reality we deal with on a daily basis. It’s extraordinary and it’s full of wonder, and it continues to excite audiences. That, for me, is super cool.”
Spoken like a true member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Lake Bell’s voice acting with What If…? Black Widow posed an uncanny similarity to Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow. It is no surprise as she had also lent her voice to play Vanessa Fisk and her alternate universe counterpart on Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Poison Ivy in the HBO Max series Harley Quinn (2019-present), as well as Chloe the blue cat in The Secret Life of Pets 2.
Bell also discussed her relationship with director Ryan Coogler, saying how much of a good friend he had been since they became comrades in 2013, expressing her utmost gratitude and support in getting to see Coogler’s success on the premiere.
“Ryan Coogler is a good friend. We were Sundance comrades in 2013 together, so we were in the same class. So it feels really good to be here and support him.”
Although Bell has yet to reveal what role exactly she will be playing in the film, her confirmation of starring in the film her friend made is definitely a heartwarming news for fans who also want to support the Black Panther sequel.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres on November 11.