Ryan Coogler is returning to Wakanda, as the filmmaker has signed on to both write and direct a Black Panther sequel for Marvel Studios.
As reported by THR, Coogler has closed a deal to return for a still unnamed Black Panther sequel. Coogler directed the first film and co-wrote it with Joe Robert Cole. It’s unclear whether Cole will also be returning to write.
According to THR, the timetable right now is for Coogler to start writing the film next year, with a tentative plan to start shooting in late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel has yet to reveal a release date for the Black Panther sequel but we also don’t really know what the studio’s plans are post-Spider-Man: Far From Home (the film releases July 5, 2019), so that information will likely be revealed closer to that film’s release date.
Of course, none of this news comes as much of a surprise given the tremendous box office and critical success of Black Panther, which is the second-highest grossing film of 2018 worldwide behind Avengers: Infinity War. It’s also being prepped for an awards season run, with Disney reportedly planning to have Black Panther considered in 16 Academy Award categories.
Coogler is next set to executive produce Creed II and recently signed on to produce Space Jam 2.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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