Don't worry, we'll get to Black Panther 2 soon enough. Here's everything you need to know, from the cast to release date.
Black Panther absolutely destroyed expectations at the box office (it’s one of the highest grossing movies of all time), received nearly universally positive reviews, and even landed itself a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. It’s also done really well now that it’s out on DVD and Blu-ray, and many are wondering when Marvel will get around to announcing Black Panther 2.
Well, don’t you worry, Black Panther 2 is definitely happening.
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly last year. “One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
Black Panther 2 Release Date
It’s a little early for this, of course, but Marvel currently has unassigned dates on its release schedule in 2022. One of those is Feb. 18, 2022. Considering how well the first movie did in a February release slot, not to mention the fact that it’s Black History Month, that might be a good fit for Black Panther 2.
Black Panther 2 Director
THR revealed that Ryan Coogler officially signed to write and direct Black Panther 2. No surprise, but still great news!
Black Panther 2 Cast
We expect everyone who survived the first movie (and who survives Avengers: Endgame) to make a return for Black Panther 2. So, of course Chadwick Boseman will make a triumphant return as King T’Challa, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and likely many others!
Black Panther 2 Story
There are some hints about what else might be explored in the world of Wakanda as we get closer to a sequel, and some of the mystical elements sound like they might get more time. “There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly. “We would joke and go, ‘I want to see … what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool.’ It all starts as conversations like that. The more audiences want to see these stories, the more opportunities we have to explore different places and time.”
Black Panther 2 Villain
As much as we’d love for Michael B. Jordan to return as Killmonger (he was, after all, one of the best villains in the history of the MCU), that doesn’t seem very likely at the moment. We can dream, though. As for what villains could appear in Black Panther 2? We have our own ideas about that. You can read about them right here.