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Ryan Coogler back to write/direct Black Panther 2

October 12th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, to the shock of absolutely no-one, it looks like writer/director Ryan Coogler is coming back to make the sequel to Black Panther.

Let’s be honest, the movie made Marvel/Disney $1.3 billion so it was always going to happen.

But, wait, didn’t he die at the end of Infinity War? Surely that wasn’t just, like, a ruse? Spider-man died too he’s coming back as well. What’s happening?!



Here’s what THR had to say: Black Panther, centering on T’Challa, the king of a fictional African country, was an outsized success both commercially and critically. The pic, which starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, grossed $700 million domestically and more than $1.3 billion worldwide, and is also considered a contender for Oscar consideration. The movie became a defining cultural moment and touchstone, especially for the black community.

In the weeks prior and after the film’s February release, both Marvel and Coogler’s camp were hounded about when a sequel deal would be inked. Typically, a filmmaker is more than willing to quickly sign on for a follow-up, and a studio is eager to snap up a key piece of talent in the lead-up to or right after a successful opening. But Coogler’s camp shook off the peer pressure and took its time in making a deal, which occurred under the radar some time ago.

So, at the minute, word is that Coogler will begin writing early next year with the plan being to begin filming late 2019 or early 2020. So it’s still some time away, fans.

What say you all? Ready to head back to Wakanda?.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….