Not much has been revealed about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever AKA Black Panther 2, as it’s currently being worked on by Marvel Studios. We know that Ryan Coogler has returned to write and direct the sequel, and that some of the cast members in the previous film will return as well, like Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira. We already know that the film will not re-cast Chadwick Boseman’s role as T’Challa, as has been said by Kevin Feige. As far as who else is returning, we’re hearing that an unexpected character will be back.
We’ve been told that Michael B. Jordan will return as Killmonger in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – and that he will be a mentor to a young hero. The return will take place in the Ancestral Plane.
In regards to which hero that will be, we weren’t able to confirm – but many have suspected that Letitia Wright’s Shuri character will take over the mantle of Black Panther. At this point, though, that has only been rumored. It has happened in the comics, however, so it’s not really that far fetched. The actress has even been quoted in the past saying that she’d be on board with it.
Michael B. Jordan has talked about a potential return before, as recently as earlier this year, when he was asked to rate the possibility of coming back on a scale of 1-10, in which he said:
“I’m gonna go with a solid 2. I didn’t want to go zero! Never say never. I can’t predict the future.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has reportedly gone on hiatus, as Letitia Wright suffered injuries while filming a stunt back in August. It’s said that filming will resume at some point in January, with Wright obviously playing a very big role in the movie.
Black Panther 2 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 11th, 2022, but that could possibly end up changing with the delay.