Black Panther absolutely destroyed expectations at the box office (it’s one of the highest grossing movies of all time), received nearly universally positive reviews, and even landed itself a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars, so many people were wondering when Marvel would get around to announcing Black Panther 2.
Well, don’t you worry, Black Panther 2 is definitely happening. Ryan Coogler will write and direct Black Panther 2. No surprise, but still great news!
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that,” 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 2 Cast
We expect everyone who survived the first movie (and who survives Avengers: Endgame) to make a return for Black Panther 2. So, of course Chadwick Boseman will make a triumphant return as King T’Challa, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and likely many others!
Black Panther 2 Release Date
Black Panther 2 will open on May 6, 2022.
Black Panther 2 Story
There are some hints about what else might be explored in the world of Wakanda as we get closer to a sequel, and some of the mystical elements sound like they might get more time. “There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly. “We would joke and go, ‘I want to see … what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool.’ It all starts as conversations like that. The more audiences want to see these stories, the more opportunities we have to explore different places and time.”
Black Panther 2 Villain
As much as we’d love for Michael B. Jordan to return as Killmonger (he was, after all, one of the best villains in the history of the MCU), that doesn’t seem very likely at the moment. We can dream, though. As for what villains could appear in Black Panther 2? We have our own ideas about that. You can read about them right here.