After just three weeks, Marvel’s Black Panther is already the 9th biggest domestic film of all-time. And it should pick off Rogue One and The Dark Knight this weekend; The Last Jedi and The Avengers are also within sight. Incredible.
Let me say that again: Black Panther is the 9th biggest domestic film of all-time after just three weeks!
The only outstanding question remaining is where it will finish and what records it will break along the way. Oh, and if you’re wondering whether there’ll be a sequel (you’re kidding, right?), well that’s a foregone conclusion. But we are learning a bit more about the sequel from Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige.
Feige spoke with EW about the future of Marvel movies, and in particular how Wakanda fits into the plans:
“Anchor point is a good way of [describing] it, particularly as some of our other anchor points, Asgard for instance, are gone.”
If you haven’t seen Thor: Ragnarok, I’m sorry to inform you that Asgard didn’t make it. However, that means more Wakanda! What’s interesting about Feige’s comment is the presumption that the MCU’s Phase 4 is expected to explore the ‘Cosmic,’ ‘Mystic,’ and ‘Quantam’ realms, which implies that Wakanda is tied into all of these (or at least a jumping off point to reach them).
Feige also offered these insights into a Black Panther sequel:
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. 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.”
OK, so that really didn’t tell us anything beyond confirming that a Black Panther sequel is happening. However, we’ll leave you with this closing remark from Feige:
“I think Shuri’s astounding, and you’ll see much more of her in our universe. Okoye, I think I’d watch three action films just Okoye. I’m not saying we’re doing that, but I’m saying that we’re intrigued by them.”
What do you want to see in a Black Panther sequel? Let us know in the comments down below!
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