Black Panther II
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It was obvious that ‘Black Panther’ was getting a sequel.  The first film made $1.35 billion at the worldwide box office, and is the highest-grossing of the Marvel solo movies.  But the sequel wasn’t among the films that were announced at San Diego Comic-Con, which announced everything coming out in 2020 and 2021, and constitutes Marvel’s Phase 4.  But director Ryan Coogler took the stage at the D23 Expo along with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to reveal that ‘Black Panther II’ — which appears to be the sequel’s official name for now — will be released on May 6, 2022.  That probably means that it will be the first movie of Phase 5.  Coogler co-wrote the first ‘Black Panther’ with Joe Robert Cole, but it appears that he is writing the sequel’s script himself.  Coogler confirmed his return last October.

Chadwick Boseman debuted as T’Challa/Black Panther in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ before headlining his own film.  Michael B. Jordan portrayed the villain, Erik Stevens, also known as Killmonger.  Danai Gurira debuted as General Okoye of the elite Dora Milaje, and she has confirmed that her character will return for ‘Black Panther II’.  Also expecting to return is Martin Freeman who played FBI agent Everett K. Ross.

Most likely not returning are Jordan and Andy Serkis who played fellow criminal Ulysses Klaue, as they both died in the first movie.  But there have still been rumors that Jordan will somehow appear in the sequel.

‘Black Panther’ also starred Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, and Letitia Wright as Shuri, all of whom could return.

Since the first ‘Black Panther’, Boseman, Gurira, Duke, and Wright have appeared in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’.  Bassett also turned up in ‘Endgame’.

Are you excited to know that ‘Black Panther II’ is coming up in just two+ years?


Source: Deadline