Speaking with Variety, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever lead Letitia Wright was asked about the possibility of Marvel Studios greenlighting another installment to the blockbuster superhero film. Wright teased that Black Panther 3 might already be in the works. However, she soon admitted that it would definitely take a while before the potential project would go into production.
“I think it’s already in the works,” Wright said. “You know, we just had a terrific two years of bringing it out and everybody coming together to support it. We need a little bit of a break, we need to regroup and Ryan [Coogler] needs to get back into the lab, so it’s going to take a little while, but we’re really excited for you guys to see that.”
Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continued to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. It was directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay he is co-writing with Joe Robert Cole.
The sequel featured the return of Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba. They were joined by franchise newcomers Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli.
Since its theatrical release last November, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has already earned a gross of over $800 million at the worldwide box office. For her performance as Queen Ramonda, Bassett won her second Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress.