‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release


While Marvel Studios sorts out the Spider-man debacle between it and Sony, the production company still has lots of big news to announce at D23, being held this weekend in Anaheim.

This time it was director Ryan Coogler who got to drop the news.

Black Panther II, the sequel to the 2018 cultural phenomenon, will pounce into theaters on May 6, 2022. While Coogler wasn’t quite ready to reveal the full title or the film’s villain, he did formally announce the date the eagerly awaited sequel is scheduled to open.

The film will join other Phase Four films – Black Widow, Eternals in 2020. In 2021, the studio will release three films: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in February, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May, and Thor: Love and Thunder in November.

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On Friday at D23, Marvel Studios also announced three new planned streaming series for Disney+ that will add more superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.

Those are in addition to previously announced series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye and the animated anthology show What If…?

No cast details were revealed, but Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright are both expected to return following their adventures with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.