With the movie’s staggering success and with it breaking different kinds of records (e.g. 4th film to ever hit $100M+ on its 2nd weekend domestically, #1 in 3-day totals for non-sequels with original characters as reported by Indie Wire), a sequel is quite in the works.
Black Panther has hit the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office. Not only is it already one of the biggest superhero movies of all-time, Black Panther might kick The Avengers from its place as the no. 1 grossing superhero movie of all-time in North America. With everything that’s happening with it, Black Panther 2 is definitely on the horizon as Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed in an article on EW.
Entertainment Weekly interviewed Feige and asked about the future of King T’Challa and the people of Wakanda on the big screen.
EW: What can you tell us about plans for a Black Panther sequel?
Feige: Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. 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. 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.
EW: Usually, we get three stand-alone movies for a single hero, then some team-ups. But is there potential in Black Panther beyond that? I see people saying, “I want a Dora Milaje movie. I would like a Shuri movie.” Do you see more potential there, or do you think you’ll stick with that kind of three-act structure that you’ve followed in the past?
Feige: I think there’s lots of potential. It’s a balance between leaving people wanting more and then giving them too much, but I would watch a movie about any of those characters you just named. I think Shuri’s astounding, and you’ll see much more of her in our universe. Okoye, I think I’d watch three action films just Okoye. I’m not saying we’re doing that, but I’m saying that we’re intrigued by them. Frankly, as I’ve said before, finishing these first 22 movies is really all we’re thinking about at this point.
Black Panther will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War, which opens April 27th.