Marvel Studios has announced that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther 2 coming out on July 8, 2022 is officially titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!
Production is moving forward this summer in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title Summer Break with Ryan Coogler back for the sequel as he’ll both co-write and direct. Ryan is also working on a Disney+ series focused on Wakanda, which very likely could involve Dora Milaje as hinted to in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.
Marvel still hasn’t announced how they plan to continue the franchise without Chadwick Boseman and his character T’Challa, as they’ve gone on the record about not recasting the role or using a digital version of the actor. The franchise allows for a new Black Panther to rise from the tribes of Wakanda, but how they’ll explain T’Challa exit from the film remains to be seen.
We’re expecting that we’ll see the return of cast members such as Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Florence Kasumba, and Martin Freeman. The new addition to the cast is Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta, who reportedly is playing a villain. However, the character has yet to be revealed despite lots of fan speculation that it could be Namor McKenzie or some another big name in comics.