Wakanda forever for us! Since Black Panther proved such a blockbuster, a sequel was inevitable. And the release date is now confirmed for May 6 2023. That’s the official news from Marvel, a great Phase 5 gift for fans. Beware that it would be in the phase 5.
Joining Fiege onstage was Black Pantherwriter/director Ryan Coogler, who is returning to write and direct the sequel.
Just announced at #D23Expo, Ryan Coogler returns to direct Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER 2, in theaters May 6, 2023. pic.twitter.com/9zfcFzOi6z
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 24, 2019
Originally Black Panther released in February 2018, was a groundbreaking lovely entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the box office gross and cultural impact to prove it. Even an Oscar nomination to prove it.
It was also one of the last movies to be released in Marvel’s Phase Three, hitting theaters just before Avengers: Infinity war which set the stage for Avengers: Endgame last April.
A sequel was always inevitable, especially after Avengers: Endgame set up a world in which Black Panther may play a larger role in the Avengers.