Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Has Made Over $1 Billion And A Sequel Has Been Confirmed
Black Panther has been a monster at the box office for Marvel. The superhero flick has joined history as one of the few films to make over $1 billion.
Black Panther became the 33rd film to cross the billion-dollar milestone, and the 16th Disney movie to notch the achievement. Black Panther joins fellow comic book blockbusters The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War in the rarefied air of billion-dollar movies. Black Panther has already grossed $521 million in the U.S., making it the ninth-highest release of all-time. Not bad for a movie that had a $200 million production budget.
With all of the financial success, you don’t have to be a big-time movie executive to know that a Black Panther sequel is coming. This week, a sequel was officially confirmed by Marvel boss Kevin Feige. The President of Marvel Studios announced that there would be a return to Wakanda. Feige gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly and when he was asked about a sequel he said, “We absolutely will do that.” Although he said he had nothing “specific to reveal,” he did say, “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. 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.” Don’t get too excited because we’re still a long, long ways away from Black Panther 2.