Among its many accomplishments, Black Panther is lauded for its treatment of women characters including the genius Shuri, the warrior Okoye, and the revolutionary/spy Nakia. Some have even campaigned for Shuri to take over the Black Panther mantle in the future. And it turns out Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is all for it.
"That would be amazing if the opportunity came up," said Coogler, talking to Variety about the idea of an all-women Black Panther spinoff. "They did it in the comic book version," he continued, likely referring to World of Wakanda, which followed the Dora Milaje, or the time Shuri became the Black Panther.
Coogler also spoke about the part in Black Panther where—SPOILER ALERT—T'Challa loses to Killmonger, leaving the women to brainstorm a new plan. “There’s a whole section of the film where T’Challa is out of the movie and you’re just following the women," he said. "That’s one of my favorite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn’t expect that." Coogler went on to say the actresses could "easily carry their own movie."
"That part of the movie you feel like you’re watching something fresh and new," he said. “That part of it was exciting. We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie," he said referring to Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright. "Some of them have before. We were so fortunate. I would watch a movie with them!" Us too!