Black Panther makers confirm sequel plans
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige himself shares his thoughts
There is a "solid direction" in place already for Black Panther 2, says Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige.
Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa and his titular alter-ego, may have only just hit screens in February, but Feige has confirmed a sequel is coming. When asked what he could reveal about Black Panther 2, the 44-year-old: "Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that."
"One of the favourite 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," he added.
Black Panther is among the first films by Marvel Studios to have a predominantly black cast and to show a number of strong women of substance as the protagonist T'Challa's allies. Set shortly after Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther shows T'Challa returning home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king.
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Black Panther also features Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B Jordon, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker and Martin Freeman.