If Marvel’s standalone Black Panther pic told us anything, it was that the eponymous mantle is more than just one person – similar to Batman, it represents a legend, one that can strike fear in some and inspire hope in others.
In Ryan Coogler’s cultural phenomenon, it was Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa who eventually found himself as Wakanda’s loyal protector, fighting off competition from Erik Killmonger and Winston Duke’s M’Baku as he took the throne and was crowned the rightful king.
But it seems his troubles aren’t behind him just yet, as in the upcoming sequel, the currently untitled Black Panther 2, his country will come under attack from another ruler looking to take control of it. According to sources close to We Got This Covered, the plot for the film is currently being shaped and one idea that will likely form a good bulk of it is that T’Challa will have to fight for Wakanda, with either Namor or Princess Zanda being the antagonist who’s looking to take over.
Given that there’s no script in place yet, things can always change, but as of now at least, this is the direction that Marvel wants to go in, with a large part of the film likely to focus on this struggle for control of Wakanda. And with that will also come some pretty epic battles for the country. Whether any of the other Avengers will show up to help, we can’t say just yet, but we’d certainly welcome it if they did.
In any case, this definitely sounds good to us, though given that Black Panther 2 likely won’t be reaching cinema screens until 2021, it may be a while before we get confirmation on any of it. Then again, with San Diego Comic-Con going down next week, perhaps Marvel will peel back the lid on the hugely anticipated sequel at that point? Time will tell, but as always, stay tuned for more.