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Kevin Feige says Black Panther sequel will definitely happen… but that’s not all

March 11th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios told Entertainment Weekly the he “sees a lot of potential” in the Characters and world of Wakanda that were introduced in the recent Black Panther movie that is currently breaking all sorts of records at the box office.

On the subject of a possible sequel, Feige said “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.”

But Feige didn’t stop at the idea of a sequel. Though he says nothing is in development yet, he did confirm that Marvel has its eye on possible Wakanda-based spin-off films.

“I think there’s lots of potential,” Feige confessed.

“It’s a balance between leaving people wanting more and then giving them too much, but I would watch a movie about any of those characters you just named. I think Shuri’s astounding and you’ll see much more of her in our universe. Okoye, I think I’d watch three action films just Okoye. I’m not saying we’re doing that, but I’m saying that we’re intrigued by them. Frankly, as I’ve said before, finishing these first 22 movies is really all we’re thinking about at this point.”

What’s more, beyond the characters we already know from Black Panther, Feige says the studio is even looking to the Marvel Universe’s past for possible inspiration.

“We would talk about the ancestral plane sequence [in Black Panther] where, towards the end of the movie, T’Challa takes the herb again and encounters his father,” Feige explained.

Where he’s like, ‘Hey, man. We’ve kind of screwed up, and I want to change it.’ There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka. We would joke and go, ‘I want to see … what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool.’ It all starts as conversations like that. The more audiences want to see these stories, the more opportunities we have to explore different places and time.

I’m all for a Black Panther spin off movies, but if they want to delve deeper into the past of Wakanda, I think a TV series on Netflix or Disney’s new streaming service, when it launches, would be the best way to tell that story, with a good budget and the right people behind it, Disney could have its own Wakandan Game Of Thrones on its hands

Source: Newsarama

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man