Aside from Avengers: Infinity War, one of the most successful films by Marvel last year – if not in the past 20 years – was Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther which starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero and king of Wakanda. With such a box-office draw and cultural impact, a sequel seems inevitable – and indeed it is.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview that Coogler was back working on Black Panther 2‘s story, and the director-writer is doing what he can to make sure that the sequel is a great follow-up to the first film.
“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 gonna 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.
Really try to go step by step and try to quiet everything else around us, really focus on trying to make something that has some type of meaning.” – Ryan Coogler in an interview
One of the biggest rumors circulating about the Black Panther sequel is that Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger, arguably the best Marvel villain who isn’t Thanos, will be returning. However Feige shut the rumor down saying that Coogler just started writing drafts.
“The honest answer to that is that is pure rumor and speculation, because Mr. Coogler is just only in recent weeks sitting down at his keyboard and beginning to outline the movie,” said Feige. “It’s early, so nothing is set yet in any way that far, [Mr. Coogler] will share it with [producer] Nate Moore and myself in coming weeks.”
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