There’s a long road of movies to get through–Avengers Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, and more–before a Black Panther sequel arrives, but after the box office and critical reception the Marvel Cinematic Universe film has received, a sequel has to be practically guaranteed. What would it entail, though?
With such a long comic book history for the Black Panther, there are endless possibilities. Beyond that, the movie itself–and the future of the MCU–left so many options for a sequel to tackle. The GameSpot team has a few ideas that definitely need to happen, though.
First and foremost, director Ryan Coogler needs to return to direct the sequel. There’s no denying that without Coogler, this movie wouldn’t be anywhere near the same, and he needs to be the driving creative force behind whatever comes next.
As for the story, there are a number of things that should unfold in Black Panther 2. Shuri (Letitia Wright), for instance, needs a much bigger role. She was one of the most exciting standouts in the first movie, serving as the Q to T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) James Bond. However, in the comics, she also takes on the Black Panther mantle at a certain point. Imagine the possibilities of Shuri designing her own Panther suit.
The second film also needs to focus on a singular villain. In Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Black Panther gave the MCU arguably its best villain yet. Putting the focus on one baddie allows for that character to be developed. Naturally, we hope Kraven the Hunter somehow finds his way into the MCU and the next Black Panther movie, but that’s a character that happens to be controlled by Sony.
What else would we like to see in a Black Panther sequel? Check out the video above for all of GameSpot’s ideas.