In an interview with Variety, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that not only is a Black Panther sequel planned, but he wants Ryan Coogler to be the director of them going forward. Black Panther has been years in the making, with Wesley Snipes struggling to make it happen in the 90s while Marvel was busy building the Avengers.
In the end, however, it was Ryan Coogler that took the director’s chair and Feige is clearly very happy with the result. Feige explains that Black Panther has many stories to tell, with “more than half a century in the comic books.”
As such, sequels are definitely going to happen. That said, Marvel apparently tries to only “work on one movie at a time,” so it might be sometime before we see a sequel.
Nonetheless, Feige absolutely hopes that Coogler will come back to direct a sequel to Black Panther in the future. He did not state exactly why, but the current film should be evidence enough of Coogler’s skill.
Feige points out that because of this “one movie at a time” idea, “if you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one.” Luckily, it seems that Coogler put all his good ideas in the right place as the movie has received high praise from critics thus far. Mostly 8 out of 10 for those wondering what the actual numbers are.
Regardless of the quality of the film, however, Black Panther is making history with its all-black cast. This is not the first all-black cast in film history, but it is the first superhero movie to star a black hero and an all-black cast on top of that. It is remarkable progress during such a dark political time in the United States and is making many minorities (and majorities) very happy.