Kevin Feige says Black Panther 3 is already in the works
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Kevin Feige is keen on keeping the story of Wakanda going ahead of the Black Panther sequel premiering around the world.
As global audiences get ready to watch how the MCU handles the death of Chadwick Boseman and honours his legacy, the Marvel boss is already looking ahead to the future.
Feige has revealed he's had discussions with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler about a third instalment to the celebrated movie franchise.
“This mythology and this ensemble and these characters deserve to continue and will continue after all of us are gone, I hope, and will continue forever in movies the way it has in comics for 50-plus years," he told Variety.
However, the trilogy might have to go ahead without Coogler.
Ryan explained to Variety that the sequel has been a hell of a lot of work, physically, mentally and emotionally, and he might need a bit of time before he goes back to Wakanda.
“I can tell you definitively I have no idea what I’m doing next as a writer and director,” he said.
“I love making movies, but to quote a character in our movie, I gave this everything. This movie got everything I have.
“I’m at that place where I think I’ve got this press tour in me and then I’ve got to sit down and reflect. Probably cry a lot, because I’ve been holding that back. And then from there, figure out whatever’s next.”
Kevin Feige was asked whether would make a Black Panther 3 without Coogler as director and he said it wouldn't be his first option.
However, he didn't rule out pressing on without him.
Feige said it was tough to decide to make Black Panther: Wakanda Forever following the death of Chadwick Boseman, but they ultimately felt the story deserved to continue.
While it might be some time before we get confirmation on a third instalment, it looks like audiences will absolutely love the sequel.
The movie is sitting on 86 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes with more than 110 reviews so far.
Critics have said Wakanda Forever is a fantastic tribute to Boseman and also moves the storyline away from his character to usher in a new hero.
The synopsis for the film says: "The leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T'Challa's death, while a new threat emerges from the hidden undersea nation of Tālocān ruled by Namor."
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres today (November 10) for some countries before releasing in the United States tomorrow (November 11).
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