Black Panther is now the top-grossing superhero film of all time in the United States after surpassing the $623.4 million The Avengers made back in 2012. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios and Disney reached the milestone on Saturday (March 24).
The Ryan Coogler-directed film is also one of only seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically. Black Panther has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and by the end of Sunday (March 25), it will reportedly surpass Iron Man 3 to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Black Panther 2
The second installment of the afrofuturistic comic book franchise is reportedly in the works and Marvel Studios say it already has a “solid direction.”
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke on Black Panther 2 stating, “One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two,” Feige said. “There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther.”
He added, “We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”