Now that the X-Men characters are headed to Marvel Studios, a lot of people are looking forward to seeing Storm join the cast of a potential Black Panther sequel as that’s something she has been doing for a long time in comics. It is a topic which drew Black Panther maker Ryan Coogler’s attention as well.
During a recent discussion at the press tour of Black Panther in Los Angeles, Coogler was asked whether he has contemplated introducing Ororo into the picture to create the popular relationship she has with T’Challa in comics. The loyal comic book fan grinned at the idea, but, admitted that he had been extremely preoccupied with the huge superhero movie on hand, and didn’t get time to plan it deeply.
“To be honest with you, I don’t know enough about that acquisition to even talk about it, man,” Coogler said. “I’m like caught up there while we were trying to finish the movie. So, I think, look — if it’s something that goes through, I can’t think of better hands for those characters to be in than Kevin [Feige]’s. I’ll say that.”
As far as a Black Panther sequel involving Storm is concerned, no plans have yet been declared. If we take into account the advanced ticket sales, Disney and Marvel Studios will certainly want to revisit Wakanda because Black Panther is already overtaking almost every other solo superhero film released in the past.
“You guys can help if you break box office and I can come back to [a sequel],” Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in Black Panther remarked. If a sequel were to be made, it would at least be ready in 2020 and that too if the project is prioritized.
Black Panther releases in two weeks from now on February 16, 2018. The movie’s advanced tickets are being sold now. Other upcoming MCU releases are Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, Ant-Man, and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.