Even before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theatres, producer Nate Moore says they’ve already started talking about Black Panther 3. T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, first appeared in the MCU in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. His solo feature, Black Panther, debuted the following year and saw him travel to Wakanda to succeed his late father on the throne. Black Panther broke the $1 billion mark at the box office and made history as the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
In August 2020, after a long and quiet struggle with colon cancer, Boseman passed away. His death was met with widespread sadness around the world. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole reworked the sequel to put T’Challa to rest in the MCU and to center the story on the women of Wakanda, including Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and Okoye (Danai Gurira), as they defend their country from the invading forces of King Nam Almost all of the early reviews for Marvel’s latest, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, have been nothing but glowing.
Wakanda Forever 2 is about to hit theatres in two weeks, and one of the film’s producers is already talking about making the third installment. Moore told Collider that they have already explored concepts for Black Panther 3. However, they are waiting to see how fans react to Wakanda Forever. See what Moore has to say below:
That’s a great question. To be honest, this is not me trying to not answer the question. We really want to see how audiences receive the film, and I think Ryan’s really interested to see how the film plays before we decide. There are certainly ideas we’ve floated around of what a third film could be if we get to make it. But until the movie comes out, we’re a bit superstitious in that way. We don’t want to count our chickens, because you never know what’s going to happen.
Moore’s statements about potential plot points for Black Panther 3 show that planning for the sequel is still in its infancy and that the film has not yet been officially ordered. Even so, this bodes well for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which has been getting rave reviews and is expected to have a massive opening weekend for the MCU. Wakanda Forever introduces Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams and sets up her future solo series on Disney+, Ironheart. So, it’s not only about a potential Black Panther 3 at all. Disney+ is also working on many Wakanda-based series.
Shuri was ostensibly introduced as the new Black Panther in Wakanda Forever, so it’s possible that the third film might continue to center on her as the only female Black Panther. Some have speculated that Black Panther 3 will focus on Doctor Doom’s invasion of Wakanda, despite Moore’s debunking of Doom’s appearance in Black Panther 2. Many fans have been calling for a different version of T’Challa, and it is possible that they will get their wish in the third feature. No of the plot of Black Panther 3, Wakanda will remain a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future.