Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is reportedly returning for the film’s sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Coogler will write and direct the sequel, according to the report. Neither Disney or Marvel Studios have officially announced a Black Panther sequel, but Disney CEO Bob Iger and Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige have both spoken about it moving forward. Feige told Entertainment Weekly in March that although a Black Panther sequel wasn’t announced, the team was working on a direction and ideas they wanted to see in a followup.
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly. “One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
Black Panther is one of 2018’s most successful movies to date, bringing in more than $1.3 billion by the end of its theater run. It was critically acclaimed, with many people praising Marvel’s first movie with a majority black cast. The film starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero, who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, and Michael B. Jordan as the villain, Killmonger.
There is no estimated release date for Black Panther’s sequel at this time. More information about Marvel’s plans post-Avengers 4 are expected to be announced in 2019.