With over a billion dollars at the global box office and potential Oscar nominations looming, Black Panther has been a monumental success for Marvel. A major component for that success was director Ryan Coogler and he is officially onboard for the sequel.
While a firm release date or title has not been revealed for the follow-up to Black Panther, Coogler is expected to start shooting in late 2019 or 2020. It was no doubt in my mind that Marvel would want him to return, it was just a matter if Coogler would be eager to do so.
I’m glad he made the decision to continue with the series. In Black Panther, Coogler was able to showcase a different side of the MCU and also tell a deeply personal story about T’Challa fully embracing his role in Wakanda.