The talented director will reportedly start work on the script next year, with an eye to begin production in late 2019 or early 2020. That would mean that Black Panther 2 will likely hit theaters in 2021. Marvel Studios has yet to announce their Phase 4 slate, so it’s unclear what order their in-development films will release.
We can now add Black Panther 2 to the growing list of MCU movies in various stages of production. The rest include Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Eternals, Black Widow, and Doctor Strange 2. The one Phase 4 outlier remains Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is still in a delay following the firing of James Gunn.
Some may be asking themselves, how will there be a Black Panther 2 if T’Challa is dead? At the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War, half of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes met their end, that included Chadwick Boseman’s titular hero. We’ll have to wait for the events of Avengers 4 to take place to understand how the King of Wakanda finds his way back to the land of the living.
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