Surely you’ve seen Black Panther by now? If you haven’t, why? Why haven’t you? WHY IS IT, THAT YOU HAVEN’T?
Everyone else has - it’s just passed $1 billion at the box office, which is a frankly ridiculous amount of money. But most importantly, if you haven’t seen it, then you’re not going to have a stink of a clue what’s going on when the sequel comes out. Yep, the powers that be have green-lit the next installment of the film series, the tentatively-titled Black Panther 2. Catch up, slowcoach.
Marvel’s big dog Kevin Feige revealed the plans in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in which he expressed his love for the fighty cat-man, and teased some info about the sequel.
“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.”
“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.”
Good news to fans of the first one, there - I would happily eat up a load more films about Okoye and Shuri. Which is why I’m also thankful that I won’t have to wait until the sequel to see more of them - they’ll both be popping up in Avengers: Infinity War this April 27th. And so will T’Challa himself, when he teams up with the rest of the Avengers to punch a big purple man in his giant chin.
And there’s EVEN MORE good news for you and I - it seems the big finale of Avengers: Infinity War (which I predict will contain 200 punches and about 160 kicks) will be set on Wakanda, so there’s even more Black Panther-related fun to be had.
I am very excited about all of this, despite being a grown man, and if you think for one second that I’m not going to leave the cinema and immediately jump off a bin while pretending to shoot web at a nearby building, then you, my friend, are sadly mistaken.