The success of Black Panther has resulted in one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most successful film in its canon. With praise directed to its characters, action sequences and compelling villain, the film will most likely aim for that trilogy status. When this would happen however is entirely up to its director, Ryan Coogler.
Collider spoke to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige at the recent present day for Avengers: Infinity War. He spoke on the state of the Black Panther sequel, saying:
We definitely want Ryan to come back and that’s actively being worked out right now. When will it be? A lot of it will be when Ryan wants to and not rushing anything, but I think we have an idea of when it will be. But, again, [we’re] not going to announce any post-Avengers 4 movies until hopefully after Avengers 4, which is another reason we’re not going to Comic-Con.”
Marvel seems to be pulling all the stops to get the Coogler on board for the sequel no matter how long it will take. This is an interesting move since Marvel has switched directors in the past in regards to its sequels with films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Thor trilogy, the latter of which finally got it right the third time.
Marvel Studios‘ adherence to its directors its a reassuring thought, proving that the creative choices are left to the minds that helm it. It would be a wise move for not only creative reason but in also in a somewhat societal spectrum. Due to the cultural aspects associated with the film, giving the director’s chair to some from a non-African descent can prove controversial to some people.
Whether or not, Marvel is taking this into account, it doesn’t matter as long we get a good Black Panther film.