Are you Black Panther fan? Then it’s your time to jump out in joy. Ryan Coogler is coming back to write and direct the sequel of his Marvel superhero feature Black Panther. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T’Challa / Black Panther in Coogler’s film, will reprise his role in the follow-up.
Marvel Studio has not yet made any announcement regarding the project but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the director will write the film next year and begin shooting it in late 2019 or early 2020.
Set in the fictional African country of Wakanda, which boasts of advanced technology and is mineral-rich specially in vibranium, Black Panther became Marvel’s highest domestic grossing film ever. Coogler’s Black Panther earned just over USD 700 million in the US and USD 1.3 billion worldwide.
Black Panther earned rave reviews and is expected to receive a nomination in the best film category at the Academy Awards next year. The director, who started his feature film career with Fruitvale Station, rose to prominence with Rocky spin-off Creed. The film featured Michael B Jordan, who also starred in Black Panther as the villain Erik Killmonger.
Coogler is currently executive producing Creed 2 and LeBron James’ Space Jam sequel.
(With PTI inputs)
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