According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coogler quietly closed a deal with Marvel to make a return to Wakanda to both write and direct Black Panther 2. As per the report by The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel wanted to keep the creative team intact and there was never any doubt about the sequel. Furthermore, actor Chadwick Boseman, and everyone else in the ensemble cast is expected to return to help round out the cast of Wakandans.
As you might expect, news of Coogler's return went over very well on Twitter, not that the social media-shy director would see all the praise and story pitches.
The global cultural phenomenon of Black Panther dominated the box office charts, emerging as the third biggest movie of all time domestically with over $665 million - the first film in eight years to spend five weeks at No. 1 - and rising to the global top 10 of all time with over $1.3 billion.
While chatting with AP, Michael B. Jordan complimented Coogler's directing style. The Disney and Fox merger should be complete long before Black Panther 2 starts coming together, so Coogler has a whole host of Marvel characters at his fingertips. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. All these uncertainties and more will remain unanswered until Coogler actually writes the script - but it's good to know that he's officially back in the saddle for the sequel.