As if all of these new announcements weren’t enough, we were given a final and formal announcement that the Ryan Coogler-written and directed sequel to Black Panther will officially bow on May 6, 2022. Coogler was quick to tease that the film’s title will not be Black Panther 2, while also remaining extremely coy about the sequel’s villain. I hope that there’s a chance it’ll be Kraven the Hunter, given the fact Coogler has made it public known that he’s a fan of the infamous Spider-Man villain, but given the, uh, current situation with Marvel and Sony, I’m not sure about the possibilities of that coming true. While 2022 seems like ages away, Coogler was keen to say that all involved are “. . .hard at work on it trying to give you something special. We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.” I’m confident it will absolutely be worth the wait.