When asked about a Black Panther sequel by EW, Feige had this to say, “Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
Feige also agreed that there is a lot of potential for spinoff films in the not too distant future after what Black Panther brought to the table in diversity and substance.
When asked about other films starring other popular Wakandans, Feige admitted, “I think there’s lots of potential. It’s a balance between leaving people wanting more and then giving them too much, but I would watch a movie about any of those characters you just named. I think Shuri’s astounding, and you’ll see much more of her in our universe. Okoye, I think I’d watch three action films just Okoye. I’m not saying we’re doing that, but I’m saying that we’re intrigued by them. Frankly, as I’ve said before, finishing these first 22 movies is really all we’re thinking about at this point.”
With so many interlaced storylines, some of which even date back to the 90’s (for instance with the previous Black Panther, T’Chaka) there is a lot that they COULD do.
Although, Feige did clarify that it isn’t the exact direction they are headed for. In terms of more hero stories emerging from that time period he noted, “I mean, in terms of Captain Marvel and a young T’Chaka in ’92, no. That’s not where we’re headed. But we would talk about the ancestral plane sequence [in Black Panther] where, towards the end of the movie, T’Challa takes the herb again and encounters his father, where he’s like, ‘Hey, man. We’ve kind of screwed up, and I want to change it.’ There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka. We would joke and go, ‘I want to see … what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool.’ It all starts as conversations like that. The more audiences want to see these stories, the more opportunities we have to explore different places and time.”
In any case, Black Panther appears to be here to stay. Check out Kevin Feige talking about Black Panther in the video below.