Black Panther is set to be released in theaters in two weeks but it's already besting all superhero films in advanced ticket sales. Because of that, fans have high hopes for a sequel. And if Disney's plan to merge with Fox takes place, the possibilities will be endless.
ComicBook.com caught up with Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler, to talk about one of those possibilities—bringing Storm onboard for Black Panther 2.
"To be honest with you, I don't know enough about that acquisition to even talk about it," said Coogler. "I'm like caught up there while we were trying to finish the movie. So, I think, look—if it's something that goes through, I can't think of better hands for those characters to be in than Kevin [Feige]'s. I'll say that."
Feige spoke about the merger in a separate interview with Vulture. He's also unsure about the details of the merger and is waiting to hear more before he acts on the news.
"The truth of the matter as I understand it is the deal has to be figured out," said Feige. "There’s been no communication. We’re not thinking about it. We’re focusing on everything we’ve already announced. If and when the deal actually happens, we’ll start to think more about it. Until then, we have a lot to do."
Black Panther and Storm joined together in holy matrimony in Black Panther #18 (2006) before filing for divorce six years later in Avengers vs. X-Men #9. For what it's worth, they still fight side-by-side from time-to-time. Most recently, they teamed up in Black Panther & The Crew (2017). Although some criticize the union for seeming like a forced plotline, Black Panther and Storm remain one of the most notable couples in comic book history.