Kevin Feige discusses plans for Black Panther 2

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2021

Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28, leaving the future of the Black Panther saga up in the air.

During a recent interview with Yahoo!, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke out about the process of moving the narrative on, following Boseman's death.

Kevin Feige quoted that the comics and first movie were heavily focused on Wakanda's world, and there is a lot to explore with characters and their subculture in the place itself. This was always the case and initially it was the main focus of the next story, "he said".

"Ryan Coogler is hard at work, and continuing that legacy is job number one for us", Feige tells Yahoo Entertainment during an interview this weekend promoting the new Disney+ series WandaVision (watch above). He explains, "There's also the task of honoring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well".

Check out the cool skill Chadwick actually learned for his latest movie.

Marvel is set to move on to phase 4, beginning in just a few days with Wanda Vision as their first project from Disney Plus.

The untitled "Black Panther" sequel is now set for a July 8, 2022 release date.

He was also asked if we could ever see the return of the Netflix Marvel characters, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage - to which Feige replied: "Never say never about anything".

Feige previously confirmed that Marvel Studios would not recast Boseman's role during Disney's investor's day presentation last month. We loved Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther and will continue to remember him as our Wakanda's hero. For fans of Black Panther, this was a particularly tough pill to swallow, as the story of King T'Challa had not yet come to an end.

Despite the original Black Panther's absence, it seems Marvel Studios has big plans for the sequel.

Black Panther was a massive global hit at the box office in 2018, earning $700.4 million domestic, the highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office, and $1.34 billion worldwide, second only to Avengers: Infinity War ($2.04 billion) that year.

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