Ryan Coogler Officially Signs On To Do A ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

Wakanda Forever

Ryan has signed on to write and direct the ‘Black Panther’ sequel

via THR:

While the move was expected — Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact as possible and a sequel was never in any real doubt — the timing was always unclear. 

Black Panther, centering on T’Challa, the king of a fictional African country, was an outsized success both commercially and critically. The pic, which starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, grossed $700 million domestically and more than $1.3 billion worldwide, and is also considered a contender for Oscar consideration. The movie became a defining cultural moment and touchstone, especially for the black community.

In the weeks prior and after the film’s February release, both Marvel and Coogler’s camp were hounded about when a sequel deal would be inked. Typically, a filmmaker is more than willing to quickly sign on for a follow-up, and a studio is eager to snap up a key piece of talent in the lead-up to or right after a successful opening. But Coogler’s camp shook off the peer pressure and took its time in making a deal, which occurred under the radar some time ago.

Sources say the plan at this stage is for Coogler to write the script next year with an eye to start production in either late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel and parent company Disney, however, have not made any official announcements about Marvel’s slate of movies beyond the release of the next Avengers pic in May 2019 and a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July — and plans could shift.

Coogler is developing the drama Wrong Answer with his frequent collaborator and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan. He also is executive producing LeBron James’ Space Jam sequel and acts in the same capacity on the upcoming Creed 2.

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Purple Carpet : Black Panther Premiere

Lupita Nyongo wore a purple custom Atelier Versace gown to the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Angela Bassett looked glowing in a yellow ensemble from Naeem Khan NYC‘s Spring 2017 collection, topped off by Lesilla shoes.

Chadwick Boseman wore a full runway look from Emporio Armani SS18 RTW collection to the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Michael B Jordan wore a Calvin Klein suit and Jason of Beverly Hills jewelry to the Black Panther premiere in LA

Danai Gurira wore a black and pink Viktor and Rolf dress to the Black Panther premiere in LA

Janelle Monae gave bold drama with a Christian Siriano PF18 look and a heliopolis accessories clutch at the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Yara Shahidi wore an Etro dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and Sarah Magid and Jennifer Fisher jewelry to the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino wore an orange Dolce and Gabbana SS18 RTW suit to the # Black Panther premiere.

Sydelle Noel wore a shimmery Marc Bouwer gown and Stuart Weitzman shoes to the Black Panther premiere.

Sterling K. Brown wore a LaPerla suit and David Yurman jewelry to the  Black Panther premiere.

Issa Rae wore a Rosie Assoulin R18 dress to the black panther premiere.

Tessa Thompson wore a black Elie Saab PF18 look and a Roger Vivier clutch to the Black Panther premiere.

Meagan Good wore a Sherri Hill two-piece look to the BlackPanther premiere.

Damn we look GOOD! They SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Black Panther will be in theaters EVERYWHERE Feb 16 , 2018!!!