From Atlanta to Wakanda, Donald Glover might be taking flight in Black Panther 2 if director Ryan Coogler gets his wishes, reports the Fader.
Coogler is scouting out Glover to assume a new character in the next installment of the block-buster movie, sources say. Coogler is reportedly crafting and creating new characters and wants Glover aka Childish Gambino to join the superstar cast.
“Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres,” the source told Metro.
“Nothing is set in stone but ‘informal talks’ [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.”
There’s even talk of Michael B. Jordan possibly reprising his role as the villainous Killmonger, the source said. An interesting proposition considering his dramatic, pro-Black philosophy demise at the end of the first film.
The pairing of Glover joining the movie actually marks a return since the This is America rapper (as Childish Gambino) was already behind the scenes writing comedy lines for the film.
Glover also brought his understated charisma to his role as Aaron Davis (a.k.a. the cat burglar Prowler), in Spider-Man: Homecoming, managing to hijack scenes from the ultra-charismatic Tom Holland as the titular character.