Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says there are many more Black Panther stories to tell on the big screen. The iconic Wakandan superhero finally made his cinematic debut in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War in 2016, in which he was played by Get On Up actor Chadwick Boseman. And now, the actor is reprising his role as the eponymous character in Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film, Black Panther, which is based on a script by Joe Robert Cole.
Black Panther is the highest-rated Marvel movie of all-time right now, and the film is on track for a massive opening at the domestic box office (which is expected to set several new records). But since it’s taken so long for Black Panther to make it onto the big screen, some fans are concerned that it may take a long time to get a sequel, but that’s not something fans should be worried about. Black Panther is already an astounding success for the studio critically and it’s expected to be so commercially as well – once the first box office numbers start rolling in, of course. While it’s unknown when a Black Panther sequel would release, fans can rest assured knowing that there are plenty more stories to tell – and Marvel knows it.
In an interview with Variety, Marvel’s Kevin Feige was asked about how many more Black Panther films audiences can expect. Rather than divulge that information, Feige elected to tease that there are still many more stories out there for them to adapt.
“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.”
Black Panther 2 is all but confirmed to be on the way. While it’s too early to discuss potential story details, Feige did say he wants Coogler to direct the sequel, in addition, of course, to Boseman returning as T’Challa in the sequel. Until more details about Black Panther 2 release, audiences can satiate their hunger for more Black Panther stories by seeing Boseman reprise his role as the Wakandan superhero in the Russos’ Avengers: Infinity War this summer and Avengers 4 next summer.
Given that the forthcoming team-up films mark the end of the MCU’s first saga, and since many top actors are expected to retire from the Marvel universe following their appearances in both those movies, it’s certainly possible that T’Challa can take over Tony Stark’s position as the head of the Avengers going forward. That would be an interesting story to see unfold in a Black Panther sequel… or Avengers film.
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