Friday, 19 October, 2018

BLACK PANTHER Sequel Signs Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct

A fan cosplays as Black Panther from the Marvel Universe during the 2018 New York Comic Con at Javits Center Getty Images
Adrian Cunningham | 12 October, 2018, 12:39

Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed 2, Space Jam) is returning to Wakanda as the writer and director has signed on for the Black Panther sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Coogler forever! As in Ryan Coogler, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind 2018's highest-grossing comic book movie - heck, highest-grossing movie, period - Black Panther. When all said and done, the film brought in $700 million domestically and $1.35 billion worldwide. Talking about the cast, Chadwick Boseman played the titular character of Black Panther aka T'Challa, the king of a fictional African country Wakanda along with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis in pivotal roles.

As you might expect, news of Coogler's return went over very well on Twitter, not that the social media-shy director would see all the praise and story pitches.

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The Hollywood Reporter's sources claim Disney and Marvel's plan is to begin production in late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel now has three films lined-up in the coming year, which are Captain Marvel, Spider-Man Homecoming 2 and Avengers 4.

Coogler is also a producer on the upcoming "Creed 2", a sequel to the Coogler's 2015 Apollo Creed film. Look forward to the next Black Panther in the future, where T'Challa will rebuild himself after his last appearance broke him down.

Coogler is the fifth director in Marvel history to helm the first sequel to a hero's maiden MCU adventure, a club that so far includes Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Jon Watts, and Joss Whedon.