“Black Panther” has made more than a billion dollars and topped the box office four weekends in a row, which is to say that a sequel seems like a foregone conclusion — especially since it’s a Marvel movie. Nothing’s official until it’s official, however, and studio head Kevin Feige has just said that “we absolutely will” make a second “Black Panther” film.
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that,” he told Entertainment Weekly when asked about the possibility. “One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first ‘Black Panther.’ We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
He was also asked about more behind-the-camera diversity moving forward. “Yes. I think we’re seeing it shift from a very purposeful initiative to just a fact of life, to just a way of doing business. Then there are people we hired that we’re not ready to announce in all different capacities, particularly behind the camera,” Feige answered.
“As ‘Panther’ has so loudly declared, [representation] can only help you, can only help you tell unique stories, can only help you do things in a new, and unique, and fresh, and exciting way. If you do that, audiences will notice it, and appreciate it, and support it.” Read his full interview here.