Black Panther has already joined the $1 billion + worldwide club. Now, the Marvel superhero flick has joined the $550 million + domestic club too, surpassing The Dark Knight (534m in 2008), making it the seventh-biggest superhero movie ever in North America. It trails behind The Avengers ($623m).
The film is game changing. It’s among the first films by Marvel Studios with a predominantly black cast and a black director, Ryan Coogler, who wrote a letter last month thanking his supporters.
“Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong. Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you,” he wrote.
To top all of that excitement, a sequel to Black Panther has already been confirmed. With the enormous box office success of the first one, it’s what we’d all expect, right? Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed it in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
When asked what the plans were for part two to the movie, he said, “Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that…we have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
Many are anticipating what “direction” Feige is talking about. Will Kendrick Lamar produce the soundtrack again? Who will play the villain? Some people are sharing their hopes for the film on Twitter.
Ryan Coogler can get whatever he wants for his #BlackPanther sequel. I hope he brings Denzel Washington into the Marvel U.
— Daniel Alter (@DAlter007) March 10, 2018
Can Killmonger’s goals for black emancipation worldwide be achieved in the sequel? Reparations would be a great start? Glaring opportunities in #blackpanthersequel
— tshila.com (@TshilaMusic) February 26, 2018
— Mark T. Williams II (@marktwilliamsii) February 27, 2018
Until then, the next time we see our Wakanda warriors on screen will be in Avengers: Infinity War set to release on April 27th.