Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Sequel to Begin Production in July

Hollywood Reporter had some great news for Black Panther fans as the sequel seems to be in the works for a July 2021 production start date.


The sequel was sidelined after the sudden and unexpected death of star Chadwick Boseman and a planned March 2021 production start was waylaid as filmmaker Ryan Coogler and Marvel tried to navigate grief and the need to move forward. It was the nadir of a year that saw no Marvel movies released for the first time since 2009.

It is now being reported however that Marvel is now readying Black Panther 2 for a shoot that will start in Atlanta in July and last for upwards of six months.

Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who was one of the stars of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists, sources tell THR. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are expected to return for the new feature, with some saying Wright’s character Shuri may take on a more prominent role.


With four movies and two or three series going, Marvel will be acting akin to a full-fledged studio and not an arm of a larger company. That does not include the development of new movie franchises or sequels. Marvel is also meeting with writers on its Blade reboot, which has Mahershala Ali attached, and this week hired Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin of Bob’s Burgers fame to pen Deadpool 3.  

Marvel does hope to release three films in 2021: Black Widow (May 7), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (July 9) and Eternals (Nov. 11), with four more theatrical titles slated for 2022. 

“You now have this extra hunger after people have been used to seeing at least a couple of Marvel stories every year,” notes Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice Pro, adding of the franchise’s return: “It will be something that signals, “OK, moviegoers are coming back now. Let’s reboot this industry properly.'”

We can all agree that Black Panther won’t be the same without the beloved Boseman; however, we are still excited to see that the production of a sequel is in the works.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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