As part of Marvel Studios’ massive night of trailer debuts and release date announcements, Marvel announced that Black Panther 2 will premiere on July 8, 2022 and be directed by Ryan Coogler. The film “will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film” while paying tribute to star Chadwick Boseman. Marvel also officially confirmed that they would not be recasting the role. As Kevin Feige said in a statement on the livestream announcement:
I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family. Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past.
It’s for that reason that we will not recast the character. However, to honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. Writer/director Ryan Coogler is hard at work on the sequel now, and we’ll bring the film to you in theaters July 8, 2022.
No other casting information has been released yet. Stay tuned for more information as we get it!