Black Panther 2 Confirmed By Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige

Emilio Banks
March 10, 2018

The idea that Wolverine could actually join The Avengers in live-action, or that the Baxter Building and Avengers Tower could finally exist in the same city, is intoxicating to every Marvel fan, including Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.

If Black Panther does get nominated for Best Picture then it would be the first comic book movie to get the achievement as superhero movies usually get nominated in categories such as Visual Effects or Sound Editing, they are rarely considered for the prestigious awards.

A Disney executive has confirmed that other than Black Panther they will also be campaigning for director Rob Marshall's Mary Poppins Returns. So even if there wasn't any official development, merely brainstorming and dreaming out loud about the trajectory of Black Panther helps Marvel figure out exactly where they want to go. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige discussed the subject.

In addition to its stellar box office run, Black Panther has also been a favorite with critics, earning a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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No word yet on a potential release date, Feige said.

Feige went on, saying that there's already been plenty of talk about what'll happen in Black Panther 2, and that there's "a pretty solid direction on where we want to go" with it. I think Shuri's astounding, and you'll see much more of her in our universe. All in on stuff we believe in, before the audience tells us what they think. "Frankly, as I've said before, finishing these first 22 movies is really all we're thinking about at this point".

Black Panther disciples have calculated it would likely arrive in 2022, after a bunch of other Marvel films scheduled to premiere in the next four years. Feige says that Marvel is committed to getting more women and people of color both in front of and behind the camera, since "we're seeing it shift from a very purposeful initiative to just a fact of life, to just a way of doing business".

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 - following his fiery BRITs performance - host Clara Amfo asked Kendrick about the possibility of landing a cameo role in the next Black Panther flick.

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