Of all the recent Marvel films, “Captain Marvel” included, you could make a case that the biggest, and most surprising, success has been “Black Panther.” Not only did that film usher in a new era of diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as superhero films, in general, but also served as the first film from Kevin Feige’s studio to get the coveted Best Picture Oscar nomination. Needless to say, the sequel has a lot to live up to.
Speaking to MTV News, while promoting his upcoming film “21 Bridges,” “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman talked about what he hopes will be present in the upcoming sequel to his billion-dollar superhero blockbuster. And what he is looking forward to isn’t some massive final third act battle or a new costume. No, Boseman wants to ensure that all the hard work that was done in the first film is maintained in the upcoming sequel.
“Hopefully, we can maintain the foundation that we set [in ‘Black Panther’] and build upon it, and expand and explore,” said Boseman. “That’s what I hope. But first, I think you have to maintain the foundation. We built a culture and a world and you have to make sure you keep that in place.”
With Ryan Coogler aboard as writer and director once again, there’s a level of expectation that is giving film fans hope that the same quality that made “Black Panther” an Oscar-winning film can carry over into the sequel.
One thing that you shouldn’t expect for the world of T’Challa and “Black Panther” is a big crossover with another character, particularly on TV. When asked if there was another Avenger that Boseman would like to team up with in another “Marvel adventure,” the actor didn’t mention films, at all. Instead, interestingly enough, he mentioned his distaste for working on a TV series.
“I wouldn’t. Because I don’t want to do a TV show [laughs],” he said. “I wouldn’t choose one. So I can’t answer that. I have a whole list of things I’m excited about, none of those are franchises.”
It sure does sound like maybe he was offered a TV series appearance or something, huh? Perhaps I’m just reading into things a bit too much. Either way, Boseman isn’t going to be one of the many MCU stars that are making their way to Disney+ in the next few years.
“Black Panther 2” is expected to be released on May 6, 2022.