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.

Ben Affleck Might Not Direct Solo Batman Film

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Mannnnnn please do not let this be true. Because I’m pretty sure that no one wants another DC film helmed by Zack Snyder, even though we already have to settle with what we get for the upcoming Justice League film.

Ben Affleck had a disappointing update on The Batman, which is he expected to star in, write, and direct.

According to The Guardian

“That’s the idea,” Affleck said about the Batman project. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”

Affleck has continuously said in previous interviews that he’s not going to make the movie until he feels the script is perfect, but I believe this is the first time he’s said that he may not do it at all!

It is a little unsettling given that just two weeks ago, Affleck told Variety that everything was on track to get started in the spring. Lets hope that this all works out.