Ryan Coogler Set to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

The filmmaker behind Marvel’s Black Panther is reportedly set to do the sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Coogler signed a deal to write and direct movie’s sequel “some time ago.” Sources told the magazine that Coogler is expected to write the script next year with a target production start date of “either late 2019 or early 2020.” The movie, which centers around the king of a fictional African country named T’Challa, earned $1.3 billion worldwide and is considered to be an Oscar contender. Coogler is also executive producing LeBron James’ Space Jam sequel.