It’s somewhat official now, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright announced during an interview with Variety that Black Panther 3 is in the works. Speaking to Variety’s chief correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister, who asked, “When are we going to get Black Panther 3 greenlit?”
“I think it’s already in the works,” Wright replied. “You know, we just had a terrific two years of bringing it out and everybody coming together to support it. We need a little bit of a break, we need to regroup and [director] Ryan [Coogler] needs to get back into the lab, so it’s going to take a little while, but we’re really excited for you guys to see that.”
When pressed for more, Wright said, “I always try to do positive words and positive thinking, and I believe that good words manifest, so I’m manifesting a Black Panther 3, why not?”
During a previous interview with Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige spoke about a potential third chapter. At the time, Coogler said that he “definitively” had “no idea what I’m doing next as a writer and director.” However, Feige said he had been having “conversations” with Coogler about a third Black Panther movie, with “ideas pitched back and forth.”
“I go back to what I said when we decided to make Wakanda Forever after losing Chad,” he said. “This mythology and this ensemble and these characters deserve to continue and will continue after all of us are gone, I hope, and will continue forever in movies the way it has in comics for 50-plus years.