During a studio panel, the release date for the highly anticipated second Black Panther movie has been announced.
The co-president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige and the director of the film, Ryan Coogler made the announcement that Black Panther 2 will arrive on screens on the 6th of May 2022 and said “We’re not taking our time, we’re really trying to get it right”.
The first film was hugely successful and grossed over £1 billion worldwide; making it the second highest grossing Marvel film ever following Avengers: Endgame.
Black Panther was a cultural phenomenon thanks to its fast paced action and predominantly all black cast- making the film an example of the possible revenue and star power within black Hollywood.
The release date news follows the Comic-Con event last month which saw the announcement of several new Marvel films including a new Blade movie, a fourth Thor film, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and Black Widow. Read more about this here.
Black Panther 2 will also see the world of Wakanda and the MCU without Spider-Man following the news that due to dispute between Sony and Disney, Peter Parker and his crime fighting alter-ego will no longer be part of MCU films.
In a statement, Sony said, “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film. We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own”.
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