Ryan Coogler is on for Black Panther sequel
Marvel’s Black Panther was a film that took the world by storm, winning the hearts of many while grossing $1.3 billion for Marvel Studios. Director Ryan Coogler was touted as one of the many reasons why the film did so well. And now reports say he is back to direct the sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coogler signed a deal bringing him on to direct what will be a much-anticipated sequel. There were concerns about whether or not there would be a sequel any time soon for the popular Marvel film. However, this news should satisfy Black Panther fans everywhere.
The official synopsis of the film is below:
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis, whom we’ve already met in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.