We are still a little over two years away from Black Panther 2, however we are slowly learning new details about the project, and thanks to a new report Marvel Studios may be using a recently acquired character in the upcoming sequel.
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, popular Marvel villain Doctor Doom will appear in the film as he begins expanding his empire into Africa, coming into conflict with the nation of Wakanda and thus T’Challa. Fans of the comics will remember that Doomwar saw Doom invade Wakanda in pursuit of its most valuable resource, Vibranium.
As of now this is a rumor and the site wants everyone to know that their source is solid but they have yet to confirm it as of now so treat the rumor as such. Murphy’s Multiverse is run by Charles Murphy, a friend and someone I’ve written with at a previous entertainment site, so I can validate that any info Murphy and his site shares is worth reporting on.
We do know that Marvel Studios and COO Kevin Feige have plans for Doom, as he met with Noah Hawley (Legion) in the past to discuss his ideas for a solo film focusing on the iconic villain. As of now, that film is dead, so it’s possible the studio could take ideas from Hawley’s script.
Not much else is known about Black Panther 2 at this time but it was confirmed at Disney’s D23 Expo this past August that Ryan Coogler would return to direct and that the screenplay is finished. The cast from the first film are all expected to return.
Released in 2018, the first Black Panther was a critical and financial hit grossing $700 million domestically and over $1.3 billion globally overall. The film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture (which it ultimately lost to Green Book). The film did take home awards for Best Original Score, Costume Design, Production Design.
Black Panther 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6 2022.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse