‘Black Panther’ sequel coming from Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler, the director of boxing movie “Creed” and Marvel superhero adventure “Black Panther” will be writer and director of an as yet undated “Black Panther 2”.
Since its February release, it has gone on to generate a $1.3 billion worldwide gross, behind only fellow Marvel and Disney stablemate “Avengers: Infinity War” ($2 billion) a nose ahead of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, becoming one of the top ten highest grossers of all time as a result.
The story of a hidden, technologically advanced African nation and its king, T’Challa, has already been partially continued in “Avengers: Infinity War”, but how it loops back into “Black Panther 2” may only become apparent once the plot of 2019’s “Avengers 4” is made known.
Disney is pushing “Black Panther” for consideration in 12 categories ahead of the February 2019 Academy Awards including, in a Marvel Studios first, Best Picture. JB
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