It’s confirmed: The much-anticipated Black Panther sequel will hit the big screen on May 6, 2022.
Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige announced the release on Saturday during Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Feige told the crowd director Ryan Coogler, who helmed the original 2018 blockbuster, had already submitted a film treatment that included a title and a villain; however, he and the filmmaker remained tight-lipped on the details.
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According to the movie’s director, Ryan Coogler, he said;
We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special.
We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.
The date will place Black Panther 2 as the furthest out announced Marvel film, between Thor: Love and Thunder (Nov. 5, 2021) and an unannounced film slated for July 29, 2022 — although whether Marvel will keep that date, just two months after Black Panther 2, is up in the air.
2018’s Black Panther starred Chadwick Boseman starred as the titular character, as well as Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker, and Sterling K. Brown.
It grossed $700 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing Marvel movie of all time domestically, behind Avengers: Endgame.
The film also broke a number of box office records and nabbed a slew of awards, including three Oscars for Best Original Music Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.
Other upcoming Phase 4 Marvel films include Black Widow (May 1, 2020); The Eternals (Nov. 6, 2020); Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021); and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021).