Due to the success of the now billion-dollar, record-breaking movie, it should come as no surprise that Marvel has confirmed a Black Panther sequel.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that part two of King T’Challa’s reign is already in the early stages of planning.
“We absolutely will do that,” Feige said when asked about the Black Panther sequel.
He did say, however, that the Black Panther sequel will basically begin right where it ended.
“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,” Feige said. “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.”
And as for questions about whether Ryan Coogler will return to helm the Black Panther sequel?
“I hope so,” Feige said before saying he “absolutely” wants the director to come back for another film.
Marvel’s billion dollar baby
Some didn’t think it would happen but in just 26 days, Black Panther has surpassed the $1 BILLION mark. It is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion, the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel movie to reach it as well.
Black Panther has joined with fellow superhero movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War.
In the US alone Black Panther has grossed $521 million which made it the ninth highest release in history and it made another $41 million this weekend.
After this weekend the film is expected to be the number two superhero film release of all time over The Dark Knight’s $535 million.
Internationally, Black Panther is also blowing other films out of the water. On its first day in China, raked in $20 million dollars.
Are you ready for the sequel?