Ryan Coogler, co-writer and director of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” writes an impassioned open letter to the film’s audience. According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film is in a Certified Fresh status. Wakanda Forever, also known as Black Panther 2, has received an 84% approval rating from reviewers and has made over $300 million at the domestic box office and roughly $561.7 million globally so far.
Because of the special bond that Ryan Coogler has with the late Chadwick Boseman, it isn’t easy to envision anyone else directing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In keeping with Boseman’s off-screen death, the decision to end the film with T’Challa’s demise strongly indicates that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would be a fitting tribute. Coogler’s personal experience with mourning after the death of Boseman served as a powerful inspiration for one of the film’s central themes. Just like he had hoped in his open letter, the movie was a great way to get his feelings out. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever benefited from Coogler’s direction. Thanks to his experience with the Creed movies, he used to film well-choreographed action scenes between the people of Wakanda and Talokan.
Based on his work on Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studios will probably make an effort to have Coogler return for Black Panther 3. As Nakia and T’Challa’s son Toussaint’s grieving journeys haven’t been covered in depth despite their strong relationship with the character, the studio will seek to tap into the emotional depth he offered the first two films. Studio concerns about Coogler’s direction and artistic vision do not appear to be justified. Thus, it is unlikely that they will make significant changes to the formula for the third feature. Black Panther 3 is not currently in production. However, that could change in the near future.
Coogler and his creative team faced many obstacles in their attempt to create Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but they triumphed and delivered a fitting memorial. As a fan, it warms my heart to see that Coogler is willing to share even more of his vulnerable side with his supporters. Additionally, his expression of appreciation and recognition of the movie’s many obstacles proves that Coogler was the ideal option for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and should return to direct any potential sequels.