Marvel’s latest film, Black Panther, is currently kicking all sorts of ass in theaters all over the world – but what’s next for the King of Wakanda? Where will Chadwick Boseman be appearing next in the MCU? When will we get Black Panther 2? Let’s take a look, shall we?!
Those of you eagerly anticipating the next visit to Wakanda will be happy to know that you won’t have long to wait, with Avengers: Infinity War set to feature several pivotal scenes taking place in the fictional country. Speculation is that T’Challa will give his Avengers colleague, The Vision, sanctuary from the Thanos invasion – as evidenced from the recent Super Bowl TV spot.
The film is also set to feature several supporting characters from the film, including Danai Gurira’s badass Dora Milaje warrior, Okoye, Winston Duke’s M’Baku and fan-favourite character, Shuri, played perfectly by Letitia Wright. Strangely Boseman’s T’Challa is one of the few characters who hasn’t been confirmed for next year’s Avengers 4, but given that nearly every other actor who has so much as walked by a Marvel set will be in it… there’s a good chance we will be seeing him.
In regards to a sequel, Marvel has yet to confirm but given how it’s currently smashing Box Office records and has been named the Best Reviewed Superhero Movie of all time by Rotten Tomatoes, it would be crazy not to expect one.
Kevin Fiege has previously revealed that he would like the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, to return for any potential sequel, saying:
“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,” Feige said. “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.”
So, the question isn’t really if we will get Black Panther 2 – but when we will get it.
The (potentially) earliest date a sequel could be released on would be either November 2020 or February 2021. This is based on the fact that Marvel already have films confirmed for 2019 in the form of Captain Marvel, Avengers 4 and the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which will likely take one of the first slots in 2020. It also takes into account that Marvel may wish to give characters such as Doctor Strange a sequel since his first film was released earlier.
Marvel likely wouldn’t want to rush out a potential sequel, meaning they would want to allow plenty of time to write the script, shoot the film and the edit it. Of course as mentioned earlier, this is all speculation and until we have official confirmation from Marvel on what their post Phase Three plans look like, this may be as good as we can get.
At least we can catch the character in Avengers: Infinity War when it hits theaters May 4th.
What do you think? Does this date sound possible to you? Are you excited for more Wakanda? Let us know below!