Wakanda Forever: Ryan Coogler Signs On To Write And Direct ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

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It’s happening! Ryan Coogler has signed on to write and direct Marvel’s Black Panther sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While Coogler’s return was expected, there’s been a lot of questions surrounding the second film. According to THR, Coogler’s team took their time in making a new deal, which actually happened a little while ago. Sources suggest Coogler will pen the new script sometime in 2019 with hopes of starting production in late 2019 or early 2020.

The first Black Panther centered on T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) coming into his role as king following the death of his father. During his journey, he goes up against Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), an alienated cousin from America who wishes to take back what he thinks is his. The film was a global success, grossing $700 million domestically and more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

It’s hard to say where the story will go in the sequel, seeing as though Killmonger is dead and another series of events have unraveled thanks to the storyline of the Avengers: Infinity War. Early rumors suggested Kendrick Lamar could make a cameo in the film, although that report has not been confirmed.

Neither Marvel nor Disney have issued a formal statement regarding the news. There has been very little announcements regarding the order or due dates of the next Marvel movies, except for the release of the Avengers film, which is slated to debut in theaters in May 2019 and the Spider-Man sequel, which is due in July 2019. So, fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for more clues about the Black Panther sequel.

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