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The architect behind Marvel’s Wakanda isn’t going anywhere. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Coogler is returning to write and direct the sequel to Black Panther.

The talented director will reportedly start work on the script next year, with an eye to begin production in late 2019 or early 2020. That would mean that Black Panther 2 will likely hit theaters in 2021. Marvel Studios has yet to announce their Phase 4 slate, so it’s unclear what order their in-development films will release.

We can now add Black Panther 2 to the growing list of MCU movies in various stages of production. The rest include Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Eternals, Black Widow, and Doctor Strange 2. The one Phase 4 outlier remains Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is still in a delay following the firing of James Gunn.

Some may be asking themselves, how will there be a Black Panther 2 if T’Challa is dead? At the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War, half of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes met their end, that included Chadwick Boseman’s titular hero. We’ll have to wait for the events of Avengers 4 to take place to understand how the King of Wakanda finds his way back to the land of the living.

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After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.