Ryan Coogler Signs On To Write & Direct “Black Panther 2”
Last February, Marvel and Walt Disney Studios released Black Panther, the 18th film in the Marvel series and the first to use a predominantly Black cast, a feat that becomes more than just a commercial impact but causes a shift in the culture of our society as well.
Black Panther would later go on to gross over $1.3 billion worldwide, and become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, surpassing the previous title holder, The Avengers. The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o, was directed by Ryan Coogler, and according to Variety, the director and a majority of the star-studded cast are all expected to return in their roles for the follow-up, Black Panther 2.
Coogler, who is in the process of finishing his work as executive producer of Creed 2 and was hired on by LeBron James as Producer of the Space Jam sequel, is reportedly planning on making another, smaller film before production of Black Panther 2 begins as early as the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020. The film has not yet been written, and no plot points have been revealed.
As Heads also remember, the Black Panther soundtrack featured an original score produced by Ludwig Göransson and original tracks produced by Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar, which later became Black Panther: The Album. The TDE curated project, praised by critics and fans alike, eventually positioned itself at the top of the Billboard 200 charts. Currently, there is no word as to the possibility of Kendrick Lamar’s involvement in the process for the forthcoming Black Panther 2 soundtrack. However, due to the success of the first and the revival of its acclaimed director and cast, it would be no surprise if his services would be reprised for the upcoming effort.