Ryan Coogler is back to write and direct the sequel to Black Panther.
After the original film grossed over $1.3 billion at the box office Marvel head Kevin Feige hinted at Coogler’s return. Fiege was on record stating that the sequel would happen whenever Coogler wanted it to.
Sources say the plan at this stage is for Coogler to write next year with an eye to start production in either late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel and parent company Disney, however, have not made any official announcements about Marvel’s slate of movies beyond the release of the next Avengers movie in May 2019 and a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July — and plans could shift.
Coogler wrote a heartfelt message to all of the fans that saw the cultural phenomenon.
“Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong. It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film,” wrote Coogler “But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters– often moved me and my wife to tears.”
The film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan is the fifth highest grossing movie for Marvel. The other four MCU films which have earned more than a billion dollar are Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War.