‘Black Panther 2’: Here’s the Official Release Date for the Highly-Anticipated Marvel Film

It’s a great time to be a Marvel fan. In addition to all of the iconic comic books, the publishing company has consistently put out new movies over the years. 

One of the forthcoming films on its roster is Black Panther 2 and, while many details aren’t yet available, we at least know its release date. Let’s talk more about when you should prepare to head to the theater.

The cast and crew of 'Black Panther'
The cast and crew of ‘Black Panther’ | Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images

Marvel just broke the news

Fans have been waiting with bated breath for a potential release date, and they finally got it on Saturday, Aug. 24. That day, Marvel announced the release date at Disney’s D23 Expo. It said the film will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.

The sequel’s official title is not yet known. But officials have confirmed that director Ryan Coogler will return to the franchise.

“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” Coogler told the crowd, according to Polygon. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”

Are plot details for Black Panther 2 available?

As of writing, the plot is unclear. However, it is believed that Michael B. Jordan will return to his role as Killmonger

You’ll simply have to wait and see what happens. But, either way, the movie will likely be a massive success. The first film, which came out in February of 2018, raked in more than a billion dollars at the global box office, smashing records and winning troves of awards, including three Academy Awards

The fan reactions to this news are wild

As you can imagine, people are super pumped to finally see a release date for the sequel. Many of them immediately took to social media to share their reactions, which ranged from excitement to full-on hysterics.

“Black Panther 2 in 2022!!! #WakandaForever,” said one tweet.

“More excited for black panther 2 [than] any other marvel movie. Sh*ts gonna be amazing,” read another.

Someone else wrote that the news “made my day!!”

But some people aren’t happy that they’ll have to wait over two years for the movie.

“BLACK PANTHER 2 (May 6, 2022) is farther away in terms of days than the last time Barack Obama was the President of the United States. 987 days,” one person tweeted.

“Jesus. A 4 year wait for Black Panther 2. Chadwick [Boseman] was late 30s when he was cast as Black Panther. By the time BP2 comes out he’s gonna be on the later end of his 40s. Jeez.  At this rate he’s gonna be 50 by the time BP3 comes out,” commented another.

It is a pretty long wait. But the good news is that Marvel will release plenty of films in the meantime. So, sit back and enjoy the ride.