Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is already hinting at a Black Panther sequel before the first one debuts here in the United States!
Feige sat down with Variety who got straight to the point and asked him, “How many more Black Panther films will there be?”
Feige somewhat dodged the question:
“We always say we work on one movie at a time. If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one.”
However, he added:
“That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.”
As for who could direct the sequel, he already hopes Black Panther director Ryan Coogler will return. And when asked if he wanted him to come back, his answer was simply, “Absolutely.”
Along with teasing a potential sequel for Black Panther, he also discussed how the upcoming Black Panther film came to be.
He notes it all spun out of Captain America: Civil War.
“We always knew we wanted to do it someday. We always knew it was the manifest destiny of Marvel Studios to bring to life all facets of the Marvel universe. At the end of “Iron Man 2,” when Nick Fury is discussing for the first time the Avengers initiative with Tony Stark, he’s brought him to this secret shield warehouse. One of the maps prominently displayed is a map of Africa with a little pinpoint to where Wakanda is. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” we talked about Vibranium for the first time and Bruce Banner mispronounces Wakanda. We’ve been feeding it through the films, knowing if we had the opportunity to keep making films, Panther was high on the list. It was his inclusion in “Civil War” that sped it up.”
Black Panther comes to theaters on February 16, 2018. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.