Marvel Studios made the entire world shout “Wakanda Forever!” when Black Panther hit theaters in February 2018, kicking off a spectacular run that has made the film one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, with the best reviews of any movie in Marvel’s cinematic universe. Of course, Disney is making a sequel. While Black Panther 2 missed Marvel’s big Phase 4 reveal at Comic-Con International 2019, the film was confirmed at Disney’s D23 convention a month later.
Bringing back director and co-writer Ryan Coogler, along with star Chadwick Boseman in the role of T’Challa, Black Panther 2 (or whatever the film’s official title will end up being) will likely be set in a very different Marvel universe than the first film, thanks to the events of both the original movie and Avengers: Endgame. In the latest update, Disney shared exactly when we can expect to see T’Challa back in theaters — and don’t hold your breath. It’s going to be a while.
Here’s everything we know about Black Panther 2 so far.
Title: Black Panther 2 (working title)
Release date: May 8, 2022
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya
Director: Ryan Coogler
Marvel Studios’ schedule was already packed with films like Black Widow, The Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder, but release delays created a chain of MCU release date changes.