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Published 08/28/2019 

By BWSTimes Staff 

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that Black Panther 2 will be released in theaters on May 6, 2022. Feige also announced that director Ryan Coogler, who directed the critically acclaimed award-winning film Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”, will return to direct the sequel.

 A year ago, the world was transported to the fictional nation of Wakanda, and black children were vehemently empowered by the presence of a black Marvel superhero, Wakanda’s King T’Challa. 

Black Panther, the global black cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records in 2018 and grossing over $1.3 billion worldwide — which included Ryan Coogler becoming the highest-grossing film by a black director. Black Panther is the highest-grossing film of 2018 in North America. 

The filmed earned seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.  On Sunday, it was announced that “Black Panther” won the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Award.

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