Monday Movie Report: Marvel Studios Moving Forward On ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios and one of the key people in bringing Iron Man, Captain America, and others to the big screen, confirmed recently that there will be a “Black Panther” sequel.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Feige said that there are story plans starting up, but had nothing to reveal yet.

“One of the favorite pasttimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a ‘Part One’ and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a ‘Part Two,’” Feige told EW. “There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first ‘Black Panther.’ We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”

During that same interview, Feige also shed light on the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” and what happens to Marvel after.

“With ‘Infinity War,’ it’s coming to a climax, coming to a conclusion of seeds with all the MacGuffins in various movies… bringing what will be the that first 22 movie arc to a finality,’” Feige said. “That doesn’t mean there are no movies after that. Of course not. It means the movies after that will be changed.”

Feige has to be pleased with how well “Black Panther” is doing so far in theaters. Not only has it earned tremendous critical acclaim, but it also won the domestic weekend box office for the fourth time in a row. Over the last weekend, the comic book flick earned more than $41 million.

Big budget newcomer “A Wrinkle in Time,” meanwhile, fell behind with just $33 million.

The full top five this weekend was:
1. Black Panther – $41,136,000
2. A Wrinkle in Time – $33,316,000
3. Strangers: Prey at Night – $10,480,000
4. Red Sparrow – $8,150,000
5. Game Night – $7,863,391

The top five could get a shakeup this coming weekend, though, as the video game adaptation “Tomb Raider” hits theaters. Other new releases include the romantic drama “Love, Simon” and the action film based on a true story, “7 Days in Entebbe.”

The small screen also has a lot of new releases, including:

  • The Shape of Water, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%, My Rating: 4.8 out of 5, Top 10 of 2017
  • Call Me By Your Name, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%, My Rating: 5 out of 5, Top 10 of 2017
  • I, Tonya, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%, My Rating: 4.5 out of 5, 2017 Honorable Mention
  • The Disaster Artist, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%, My Rating: 4.4 out of 5, 2017 Honorable Mention
  • Justice League, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 40%, My Rating: 2.8 out of 5
  • Ferdinand, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%