Ryan Coogler will begin writing the “Black Panther II” sequel in 2019.
The first of two films directed by Coogler raked in a whopping $700 million domestically, $1.3 billion in total, and is almost assured of a place in the yearly “Oscar conversation.” As Hollywood Reporter indicated, filmmakers are often drawn into contract negotiations as soon as a film is deemed lucrative, but in the case of Coogler and his creative staff, waited until they were met with ideal terms. The plan is for Coogler to commence writing the script early next year, so they can start the production later in ’19, early 2020 at the latest.
While Marvel or Disney to comment on the terms of their agreement, images from the Black Panther series have appeared in montages for the 2019 Avengers’ film venture. Coogler will have to exercise incredibly tight time management skills in order to pull off Marvel’s itinerary. Aside from the Black Panther sequel, Ryan will also be executive-producing the Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James.