Wakanda forever! King T'challa and company will be back for a Black Panther sequel, confirms Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige.
As part of Entertainment Weekly's two-part issue for Avengers: Infinity War, Feige sits down to chat about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) including the future of Black Panther. In fact, the studio president says they already have a good idea where T'challa is headed for his arc in the film series.
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Typical of the well-known Marvel secrecy, Feige reveals very little about the Black Panther sequel, but assures fans that it is absolutely happening. The team even has a working plan on the sequel of T'challa and his Wakanda tribe, having envisioned and discussed it during the making of the first movie.
"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," Feige explains. "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."
When asked about Wakanda's role in the next phase of the MCU, Feige agrees with the country's description as a new "anchor point" of the superhero universe.
"Anchor point is a good way of [describing] it, particularly as some of our other anchor points, Asgard for instance, are gone," he points out the destruction of Thor's world in Thor: Ragnarok.
The fourth Avengers film in 2019, so far dubbed Untitled Avengers, brings the first 22 films of the MCU to a close. So far, other films slated for release include Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), a Spider-Man sequel (2019), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2020).
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.
Even outside of the larger Marvel plan, it's not surprising that Black Panther is getting a sequel given its incredible performance at the box office.
The Ryan Coogler film just passed the billion-dollar mark at the global box office, making it the 33rd movie to do so, according to Variety. Black Panther only took 26 days in theaters to reach the milestone.
However, it's not the only Marvel film to rake in a billion dollars as it follows The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.