Marvel Studios reveals 'Black Panther 2' release at D23

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 14:16:00-04

(KGTV) — Fans of Marvel's "Black Panther" won't have to wait too long to see King T'Challa return to theaters.

During the biannual fan convention, D23 Expo, in Anaheim, Marvel Studios announced the sequel to 2018's blockbuster film "Black Panther" would hit theaters in May 6, 2022.

The film is set to premier after Marvel Studio's Phase Four scheduled, revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Director Ryan Coogler will return to direct the film. An official title has not been released and details of the plot were not discussed during the reveal. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige did say Coogler has "delivered us a treatment" of the film.

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The first installment of "Black Panther" was the 18th film to hit the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate of pictures, but first to earn an Academy Award. It won the award for best original music score and best costume design, but was also nominated for best production design, best sound mixing, best sound editing, and best picture.

The film grossed more than $1 billion globally in its first 26 days in theaters and is one of the highest-grossing movie ever in the U.S. and worldwide.

"Black Panther" starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Martin Freeman.