Marvel Studios head confirms 'Black Panther' will be getting a sequel. Duh


Before you get too excited, let me be clear that a film series about Black Panther's fierce warrior Okoye (Danai Gurira) is still but a bubble of a fantasy in the president of Marvel Studios' mind.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige made it official when he was interviewed by "Entertainment Weekly".

While speaking with EW, the Marvel Studios head was asked about the prospect of a sequel to Black Panther and he said that there's another adventure in store. Thankfully, Kevin Feige has finally confirmed that Black Panther 2 will absolutely be happening. While this isn't surprising news, it is exciting to know that we'll be able to see even more of Wakanda in the future. "Okoye, I think I'd watch three action films just Okoye".

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In addition to its stellar box office run, Black Panther has also been a favorite with critics, earning a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. "If you do that, audiences will notice it, and appreciate it, and support it".

Additionally, Feige seemed pretty positive about the idea of having spin-off movies for other central Black Panther characters like Shuri or the Dora Milaje, although he hedged that by saying they wouldn't want to burn out fans and those movies aren't really on the team's radar at the moment. Marvel hiring more employees from different backgrounds could only give them more respect and financial success as they continue to make their stamp as the leading superhero conglomerate (sorry, DC). The first installment has officially been in theaters for a month and is days away from crossing the billion-dollar milestone at the worldwide box office, which is pretty awesome considering that the movie was only tracking for a $120 million opening weekend. Oh, and if you're wondering whether there'll be a sequel (you're kidding, right?), well that's a foregone conclusion.

As is to be expected in the lead up to such a movie, news about what we can expect from the next Avengers movies and the direction of the comic book studio in general has been slowly trickling out of Marvel headquarters.