Before Black Panther was a smashing success culturally as effectively as at the box office environment, Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige was already receptive to the idea of a sequel. He went on to say the studio will “definitely” go ahead with a stick to-up, though very little has been established in stone. (Current rumors of director Ryan Coogler approaching Donald Glover for a role turned out to be bogus.) Even so, a new transfer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe launch calendar suggests the sequel could be hiding in basic sight.
On Tuesday, Disney determined to shake up its 2020-2022 releases, for every Comedian Guide Methods. Indiana Jones 5 was moved again a yr, and an untitled MCU movie was moved up far more than 5 months from July 30, 2021 to Feb. 12, 2021. (The original Panther‘s Feb. 16 placement smack dab in the center of Black History Month did not really feel incidental.) Courting a sequel pretty much specifically three decades immediately after its predecessor is a common Marvel motion picture executed with Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Male and the Wasp, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Iron Person 3.
Screenrant notes that even when MCU franchises usually are not dropping installments like clockwork each 3 many years, they like to stake out sure months to simply call their individual. Thor: The Dark Earth and Ragnarok are November infants, Spider-Guy: Homecoming and Much From House are July flicks, every single Iron Person dropped in May—February’s is Panther‘s for the having.
“One of the favourite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting down all around on a Element A single and conversing and dreaming about what we would do in a Element Two,” Feige said back again in March. “There have been a lot of those people conversations as we had been putting alongside one another the first Black Panther.” He extra that No. 2 already has a “solid course.”
Of program, no announcements of any type have been designed, and Marvel is predicted to retain quiet till the launch of Avengers 4 motion picture in Could 2019, which will mark the stop of the 3rd section of the MCU. A new stage will get started in the summer time of 2019 with the launch of Spider-Guy: Significantly From Dwelling. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, slated for 2020, is the only other verified title for section 4. Should Thanos permit it, a sizeable chunk of the original Black Panther cast—plus Coogler—would likelybe activity to return. Feige has additional or less verified he’s counting on T’Challah to make his triumphant return to theaters, and 1 idea suggests the Panther film retains a essential to having the Avengers out of their present-day intense predicament.