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Ryan Coogler to write and direct 'Black Panther 2'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is coming back to write and direct the sequel of his Marvel feature "Black Panther".

Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T'Challa / in Coogler's film, will reprise his role in the follow-up.

have not yet made any announcement regarding the project but according to The Hollywood Reporter, will write the next year and begin shooting it in late 2019 or early 2020.

Coogler's "Black Panther" is Marvel's highest domestic grossing ever, earning just over USD 700 million in the US and USD 1.3 billion worldwide.

The also received critical acclaim and is expected to receive a nomination in the best film category at next year.

The director, who started his feature film career with "Fruitvale Station", rose to prominence with Rocky "Creed".

The film featured Michael B Jordan, who also starred in "Black Panther" as the villain

Coogler is currently executive producing "Creed 2" and LeBron James' Space Jam sequel.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 10:05 IST