What better way to follow a truly magical night for Marvel, Angela Bassett’s much-deserved Golden Globes victory for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, than with talk of the franchise’s future. And to spill the beans is the new Black Panther herself, Letitia Wright, revealing what fans already expected.
In a red carpet conversation with Variety, Wright was asked about the potential of a Black Panther 3 actually happening. And at least according to her, a return to Wakanda is very likely…
“I think it’s already in the works,” Wright said. “You know, we just had a terrific two years of bringing it out and everybody coming together to support it. We need a little bit of a break, we need to regroup and [director] Ryan [Coogler] needs to get back into the lab, so it’s going to take a little while, but we’re really excited for you guys to see that.”
Wright continued, “I always try to do positive words and positive thinking, and I believe that good words manifest, so I’m manifesting a ‘Black Panther 3,’ why not?”
That little caveat at the end is just in case she’s gotten too far ahead of what Marvel, and specifically director Ryan Coogler, want to put out there right now.
Wakanda Forever was a highly emotional and draining affair for everyone. It make sense that Coogler would want to get some distance from it before coming back. And considering how that film ended, with a bit of palace intrigue and a potential heir to the Wakandan throne, waiting a few years is probably a wise idea.
Letitia Wright on plans for a #BlackPanther3: "I think it's already in the works…It's gonna take a while, but really excited for you guys to see that." #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/mPI0zz0SqB pic.twitter.com/hILe9CZP4B
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