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Marvel confirms a Black Panther sequel is already in the works

11 March 2018

It's the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to do so - joining the ranks of "The Avengers", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Iron Man 3", and "Captain America: Civil War".

It's been just 26 days since Black Panther was unleashed on American theaters, but on Saturday, the film officially shattered a massive box-office record.

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The film has made $521 million domestically, becoming the No. 2 superhero release of all time, surpassing "The Dark Knight". It received vast praise from the Chinese audience and collected over $22 million on its opening day there.

Black Panther was the number one film in the USA for the second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $108 million at the box office. Holding the first and second place spots are Avatar ($50.3 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($42.4 million). 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.

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The first blockbuster with a black superhero in the leading role, "Black Panther" has become a symbol for promoting diversity in the movie industry. "We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one".

"One by one, these unwritten Hollywood rules about what audiences supposedly will and will not support are falling by the wayside", senior entertainment research analyst Jeff Bock told the New York Times in mid-February.

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The film - unprecedented in being a big-budget studio tentpole featuring a virtually all-black cast - stars Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

Marvel confirms a Black Panther sequel is already in the works