Ryan Coogler is returning to Wakanda.
After the commercial and critical success of Black Panther, a sequel was expected. Now has come the news that Ryan Coogler will serve as the director and writer for Black Panther 2.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Coogler’s camp made a deal to return for the sequel “under the radar some time ago.” The Reporter goes on to say that Coogler will likely write the script next year, with production starting in either late 2019 or early 2020.
Several months ago Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that the sequel was already in the works during in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Even though he didn’t give specific details, Feige said they have a “solid direction” on where they want to go for the second one:
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. 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.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter