At Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday, August 24, Marvel officially announced that Black Panther 2 will arrive in theaters on May 6, 2022. Director Ryan Coogler will return to the franchise. Ryan Coogler and his creative figureheads were on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend to share the news, as well as other details such as the progress they’ve made since they sitting down to write the script (Oct. 2018).
In June 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told BET that returning director Ryan Coogler, who also co-wrote the first film’s screenplay, was just sitting down at his keyboard and any talk of plot was premature. Yes, that includes the delicious rumor that Michael B. Jordan will be somehow returning as Erik Killmonger, even though that might take some doing, considering what happened to him in the first film. For now, we’ll just have to mull the many ways it COULD happen.
“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” director Ryan Coogler told those in attendance while at the podium. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”
Next up was The Eternals, where we saw a few casting updates, including the fulfillment of the rumor going around that Kit Harington is joining the MCU. He officially joined The Eternals today as Dane Whitman. Whitman, a minor Marvel character, is one of the heroes to take on the moniker of the Black Knight.
Joining Harington and the rest of the all-star cast, which includes Angelina Jolie as Thena and Salma Hayek as Ajak, we’ve got Gemma Chan confirmed as Sersi and Barry Keoghan as Druid.
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