Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s success at the box office five weeks after its release represents a significant achievement for its creator, Ryan Coogler, as the movie continues to be the highest-grossing release. Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta, Angela Bassett, Dominique Thorne, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, & Martin Freeman are among the cast members of the follow-up to the 2018 film Black Panther. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Shuri (Wright) and the Wakandan heroes must deal with the death of T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, as well as potential threats from other countries and the rise of Namor (Huerta), the ruler of Talokan, an underwater city.

According to THR, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which earned more than $400 million during its fifth weekend at the box office, has maintained its top spot. As a result, the MCU sequel’s strong box office performance has not only enabled it to overtake Top Gun: Maverick as the second-highest domestic grossing movie of 2022, but it has also enabled director Ryan Coogler to break box office records. Following Black Panther’s initial theatrical release, it has become the director’s second movie to spend 5 weeks atop the box office. Coogler has now achieved this milestone, joining Chris Columbus, Robert Zemeckis, Barry Levinson, & James Cameron as the very few directors to have had multiple films spend longer than five weeks at the top of the box office in the US and Canada.

Will Black Panther 3 Be Directed By Ryan Coogler?

Ryan Coogler Achieves A Historic Milestone With Black Panther Wakanda Forever's Box Office

Many people are interested in finding out what happens to Wakanda in upcoming MCU installments as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues to do well at the box office. While Coogler is currently working on a Wakanda-focused series for Disney+ and co-producing Ironheart for the service, it is currently unknown when the Black Panther will possibly return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Producer for Marvel Studios Nate Moore acknowledged that plans for a third Black Panther movie had been discussed before the release of the prequel, but he added that they were still waiting for audience feedback before moving forward with a third movie.

A return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has also not been confirmed by director Ryan Coogler, who previously stated that he was unsure of what project he would prioritize after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever came out, despite discussions taking place at Marvel Studios. Although Coogler was the fan favorite to direct Avengers: Secret Wars, he revealed some details about his upcoming work when he denied being involved in the sixth Avengers movie and said that he had been concentrating on finishing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever up until its release. A third Black Panther movie might not be released for some time, as Coogler stated that he was focused on finishing his current projects before taking on any more work.

Black Panther & Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been among the MCU’s most lucrative releases, serving as some of the franchise’s most impressive box office runs in addition to being significant cultural milestones. Coogler has gained recognition as one of the MCU’s most renowned directors as a result, garnering praise for both his impressive filmmaking abilities and collaborative personality. Coogler has now joined a select group of directors in creating film history with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, adding a new accomplishment to his already impressive career.

Source: THR