After the brilliant success of Black Panther, it wasn’t about if the movie was going to get a sequel, but who was going to helm it. After Marvel announced a sequel without an indicator on who was directing, fans were left wondering why director Ryan Coogler wasn’t confirming his return. Well, worry no more because Coogler is back in the writer’s seat and director’s chair! Wakanda Forever!
According to THR, Coogler will start writing the movie next year, which will start production in late 2019 or early 2020. Coogler directed and co-wrote Black Panther with Joe Robert Cole, though there’s no word if Cole will also be back to co-write the sequel.
With a total box office of US$1.34 billion, supported by a massive cultural hype, we can’t wait to see what happens to T’Challa. It’s only behind Avengers: Infinity War worldwide as the highest grossing movie of 2018, and is actually the number one highest in North America.
Other than Spider-man: Far From Home, there hasn’t been a lot of update on what movies will appear for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite what happened with director James Gunn, we know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in the works, along with The Eternals, a solo Black Widow movie, and a sequel to Doctor Strange, but that’s about it.
Marvel has been very hush-hush on the future of the MCU, quite possibly because they want to keep everything that might have anything to do with Avengers 4 and its aftermath under wraps. But if Ryan Coogler and his cast and crew are able to pull off what they did with the first Black Panther, we know it’s going to be a spectacular ride.
Dea wishes she could play the latest Tomb Raider or Uncharted, but she can’t, so instead she reads and watches other people play. On her down time, you can probably find her re-reading Captain Marvel. The Carol Danvers one.