The filmmaker of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wants to be a part of Black Panther 3. The sequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe portrayed the aftermath of the death of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the warrior who wore the Black Panther mantle.
With Wakanda exposed to the rest of the world, the nation had to deal with the loss of its monarch, as well as the hostile King Namor of Talokan (Tenoch Huerta). Shuri (Letitia Wright), still mourning her brother, was forced to meet Namor despite the loss of her mother, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and countless Wakandans in a Talokan invasion.
After the terrible loss of Chadwick Boseman, director Ryan Coogler, who also helmed the original Black Panther and acted as an extra screenwriter for the franchise, was compelled to totally rework the planned narrative of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Despite the fact that the whole crew was devastated by Boseman’s death, Coogler remained with the project and hopes to be engaged in additional Black Panther films in the future.
Coogler stated in an interview with The New York Times that he isn’t done with the series and would like to stay part for as long as he possibly can.
How Black Panther 3 could be?
If Coogler does return for a Black Panther 3, he will have various options regarding where to take the plot.
While the threequel has yet to be confirmed, the MCU is unlikely to terminate the franchise after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever established a 2022 box office record by becoming the only film of the year to keep the top place for four consecutive weeks.
With over $750 million at the box office, the Black Panther films are a proven product, albeit it remains to be seen what a sequel might look like. The Marvel Phase Six schedule is not entirely fleshed out, which means that a Black Panther 3 might be included in the MCU’s Phase Six.
If this occurs, it will coincide with Kang’s rise to prominence in the universe, which may provide a reason for Wakanda to join the rest of the world in the fight against Kang. In many ways, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever showed the MCU’s future, and Black Panther 3 may explore any of them.
Since the sequel left Namor still desiring a fight against the surface world and concentrated on United Nations member states pursuing Vibranium, Black Panther 3 might contain that battle, yet if the world attacks Wakanda again, Shuri will be forced to defend Wakanda with King Namor.
The film might also go into the lives of King T’Challa’s son, a surprise figure who debuted at the conclusion of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and is expected to play a significant part as the Wakandan successor to the kingdom.
Even if Black Panther 3 is not officially announced, Ryan Coogler will be kept busy for the foreseeable future.
He is the executive producer of the upcoming Disney+ MCU programme Ironheart, the producer of an unannounced Disney+ Wakanda show, the producer of Creed III, for which he also helped design the script, as well as the producer of the projects Bitter Root, Underrated, Wrong Answer, and Scenes For Minors.
In any case, Ironheart and the Wakanda TV programme will bring him back to the MCU, allowing him to continue working with the many popular characters from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.