Black Panther writer and director Ryan Coogler is expected to return to the sequel. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Coogler will write and direct the sequel. Disney and Marvel have yet to announce a Black Panther 2, but Disney CEO Bob Iger and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige have mentioned about moving forward.

Kevin Feige previously told Entertainment Weekly that while a sequel has not been announced, the studio was working on a direction and ideas that they wanted to see in a second film. Feige has said that Marvel tends to sit around following a part one and dreaming about what to do in the sequel. According to Feige, they have a pretty solid idea on where they want to head with the second one.

Black Panther success was reason enough for a sequel

Black Panther has become one of the year's most successful Movies to date, bringing in over $1.3 billion by the end of the theater run. It earned heaps of praise for being Marvel's first movie with a majority black cast. Chadwick Boseman was cast as Black Panther and Michael B. Jordan was the villain, Killmonger. Coogler's film has become only the third film ever to gross more than $70 million domestically [VIDEO] and has also become Marvel's highest grossing film.

The Hollywood Reporter has said that Ryan Coogler is set to start writing the sequel sometime next year, so Black Panther 2 could begin production in 2020 for a release in 2021. A two-to-three year gap between Marvel films has become common practice, and moviegoers will be more than ready for the return of King T'Challa when the sequel arrives.

Ryan Coogler waited for the right offer before joining

It took a while to draw Coogler back in because of his agents and managers. The Hollywood Reporter said that Coogler's team took their time in making a deal, which was kept hidden under the radar a while back. This was the same approach that Patty Jenkins took to become director of Wonder Woman 1984 [VIDEO]. Meanwhile, Coogler is still working on a project with Michael B. Jordan.

No release date has been made for the rumored sequel, but it's clear that once Avengers 4 arrives, fans will get more than enough Marvel release dates for a number of films. Currently, the only MCU films on tap are Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Gamespot ended up calling Black Panther a top tier Marvel movie and a cultural event that is going to be near impossible for Marvel to top. Fans will just have to wait and see what comes from this exciting news.