Ryan Coogler Returning to Helm ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

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This is something that many fans and just lovers of the first Black Panther film were sure had to happen but were somewhat nervous given no immediate announcement had been made. Now we can all breathe that sigh of relief because it is official that Ryan Coogler will return to the directors chair to direct the sequel to the blockbuster film.

Most of the cast of the highly successful film had already been signed on to a multiple film deal. It is very common with Marvel films and we did see many of the members of the first film in Avengers: Infinity War. The cast which included Chadwick Boseman  Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Latitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker and Sterling K. Brown. Only Boseman, Gurira, Duke, Bassett and Wright were seen in the Avengers film.

The film, which opened February 16, set box office records by earning $242.1M over President’s Day weekend, including a Friday–Sunday gross of $202M, followed by one of the biggest second weekends in history with $111.7M (ranking as the third-biggest second frame ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War).

Black Panther opened back on February 16 of this year and set box office records by earning $242.1M over President’s Day weekend, including a Friday–Sunday gross of $202M, followed by one of the biggest second weekends in history with $111.7M (ranking as the third-biggest second frame ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War). The movie also successfully stayed in the top 10 of box office weeks for an unprecedented 13 weeks straight. The Coogler led film continued to make money in the box office even once Infinity War was released in theaters.

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