It was recently announced by TheHollywoodReporter that Ryan Coogler would be returning to write and direct an untitled Black Panther sequel. The massive global success of the original has increased the fan expectations for the second installment and even more pressure than normal for Coogler.
While speaking with IndieWire, Ryan opened up about the very real pressure of making a sequel as it will be a new experience for the filmmaker. Black Panther 2 will be the first time he’ll be diving into making a sequel.
“I think the pressure is kind of always going to be there,” he said. “I’ve had a chance to make three feature films, each one of them had its own very specific type of pressure. In the process of it, it feels insurmountable each time.”
“When it comes to making a sequel, I’ve never done it before, a sequel to something that I’ve directed myself,” Coogler said. “So I think there’s gonna be a lot of pressure there, but what we’re going to try to do is just focus on the work, like we always do. Really try to go step by step and try to quiet everything else around us, really focus on trying to make something that has some type of meaning.”
I recently revealed over at OmegaUnderground that Black Panther 2 is expected to return to the Atlanta area to shoot potentially at Tyler Perry Studios, where the first film was shot.
Filming is said to be eyeing a start late 2019 or early 2020.
Details on the sequel’s characters/story are scarce, as Ryan was tight-lipped while speaking with Extra suggesting he hasn’t even started on working on it (alluding a script might not have even been started?).
We still have our fingers crossed that Coogler will get to use Kraven The Hunter this time around as he originally wanted to include the Spider-Man villain in the first movie but sadly was unable.
Marvel Studios has yet to announce any official release dates for 2020 onward but there is a possibility that Black Panther 2 could be landing the February 12th, 2021 spot.
SOURCE: INDIE WIRE