*In a surprise to no one, “Black Panther” is officially getting a sequel.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige made it official during an interview with EW. The cultural phenomenon that has shattered box office records and sits atop the list for a fourth consecutive week will get a second film, but Feige is keeping further details under wraps.
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that,” Feige said of the sequel. “One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
No word yet on a potential release date, but diehard fans have calculated it would likely arrive in 2022, after a bunch of other Marvel films scheduled to premiere in the next four years.