Black Panther 2: Ryan Coogler Will Write and Direct Sequel

Ryan Coogler will write and direct the sequel to his hit superhero tentpole Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler, director of the hit movie “Black Panther” (Photo by Bill O’Leary/Washington Post via Getty Images)

Chadwick Boseman will return in the titular role, alongside others in the A-list ensemble.

A release date has not been set yet and plot details have yet to be revealed.

Black Panther broke box office records earlier this year, making $1.3 billion worldwide, including $700 million domestically — the biggest U.S. box office gross for any Marvel film.

The movie is also expected to be in awards contention, as is Coogler for directing. Awards pundits anticipate a best picture nomination for the fantasy pic.

Production is expected to start at the end of next year or early 2020, depending on when the script is ready.

Meanwhile, Coogler is planning to shoot a smaller movie before the sequel, lime a new version of Sidney Lumet’s stunning 1957 courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men.