The time has finally come, Black Panther is starting to hit theaters and the forecast is predicting a monumental weekend for the box office. It is clear that the world now sees the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe less as a film and more as an entire movement. One should make no mistake, there has never been a comicbook film like Black Panther. The title character made an impression on audiences with his debut in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. With his solo film looking to be one of Marvel’s greatest hits- one huge question comes to many minds. When are we getting the sequel?
Black Panther currently boasts a 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes; this is currently the highest score for any mcu film. Based on trailers from Avengers: Infinity War, it seems like the character and his supporting cast will play a big role in the epic. All the signs point to a BP trilogy being all but confirmed for the studio. This should not be news to anyone who follows these films, what should be news is when the sequels will be planned in the future studio slate. Variety recently sat down with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige for the BP press rounds. The interview could not end before the site could ask about the character’s future. Here is what he had to say when asked how many more BP films audiences can expect:
We always say we work on one movie at a time. If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one. That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.
Sounds very assuring, but what of director Ryan Coogler’s return? For eighteen films- there have only been a handful of directors that have returned to continue the character’s saga for the studio. When asked if Coogler would came back, Feige responded with “I hope so”. When asked if he would want him to return, he responded with “Absolutely”. Feige’s confidence makes it safe to assume Coogler’s return to the director’s chair for at least one more sequel. When one sees the film, they will probably not want anyone else to continue the character’s story. The film has not even hit theaters everywhere yet and one can already tell that BP is in good hands. Will Coogler follow in James Gunn’s steps and be the second person to direct and entire MCU trilogy? The answer will be clear soon enough.
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Black Panther releases in theaters on February 16th, 2018.
Black Panther – After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king— and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.