Disney announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday that it has set May 6, 2022 as the release date for Black Panther 2. Director Ryan Coolger, who returns to helm and write the sequel, revealed the news onstage in Anaheim alongside Marvel’s Kevin Feige.
Coogler’s return was confirmed in October as details of the sequel emerged after the original became a massive hit, grossed $1.35 billion at the worldwide box office.
The success made a follow-up movie a given; Marvel usually signs its key cast to deals involving multiple movies because of the scope of its cinematic universe. Chadwick Boseman starred in the first pic along with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Latitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker and Sterling K. Brown.