So many exciting announcements have been coming out of Disney's D23 Expo, and that includes an update about the sequel to Black Panther.
Following the Marvel movie's immense success, fans have been awaiting a follow-up film ever since. And after what feels like the longest time, we finally know when Black Panther 2 will be hitting our screens.
Here's everything we know about the Black Panther sequel so far.
It's not coming out until 2022.
At the D23 Expo it was finally revealed that Black Panther 2 is expected to hit theaters on May 22, 2022. Yes, that's right, only another three years to go. *deep sigh*
Ryan Coogler is returning to direct.
In a interview with IndieWire, Coogler discussed Black Panther 2 and said, "When it comes to making a sequel, I’ve never done it before—a sequel to something that I’ve directed myself. So I think there’s going to be a lot of pressure there, but what we’re going to try to do is just focus on the work, like we always do."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact as possible and a sequel was never in any real doubt." Coogler is also expected to write the script alongside directing duties.
Most of the cast will be back... along with some fresh faces.
According to Digital Trends, Chadwick Boseman will definitely be back as T’Challa, along with Lupita Nyong’o's Nakia, Danai Gurira's Okoye, Letitia Wright's Shuri, Winston Duke's M’Baku, and Daniel Kaluuya's W’Kabi. It's also thought that Martin Freeman, who played CIA agent Everett K. Ross in the first movie, will be back as well.
And perhaps a surprise to fans is the fact that the first movie's villain, Michael B. Jordan, could be making an appearance in the second movie, too. A Metro report in May 2018 revealed that Jordan was in talks for the sequel, along with Donald Glover, who would potentially be joining the ensemble cast. A source hinted to Metro that Glover "may play some kind of villain."
Black Panther 2 is merely a working title.
For now, at least, Black Panther 2 is just a placeholder title, but it's likely that Marvel will coin an exciting name for the sequel before its release.
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