在演員查德維克-博斯曼（Chadwick Boseman）於2020年死於結腸癌後，她將拍攝工作描述為一個 "緊張的過程"。
It was the first superhero film to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture. In total it was nominated seven times, winning three for original score, costume design and production design.
Speaking to the BBC's Steffan Powell at the film's premiere, Coel said: "The feeling it gives me, as a woman of colour, to see my story reflected back still gives me a rush of exhilaration to be seen.
She described filming as an "intense process" following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 from colon cancer.
Director Ryan Coogler came up with a plot that could reflect the 43-year-old's death which Lupita Nyong'o said would "really resonate with people".
"Respecting Chadwick and what he started us off is the way forward," Nyong'o told BBC News. "Ryan was so smart to embrace the loss and make this film about what we do when we lose somebody because we all experience it at one point.
"The honesty with it will surprise people and the fact you can do that without compromising on the fun, and the spectacle, is a feat and I'm really proud."
More than 170 million viewers watched the trailer for its follow-up, Wakanda Forever, in the first 24 hours after its release.
Last week Rihanna released her first single in six years which is taken from the soundtrack of the new film.
"Honestly, I think it was Chad," he said. "A lot of improbable things needed to happen for it to come through and Rihanna was very clear that she did that for him."