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Black Panther 2 release date announced by Ryan Coogler at D23

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A Black Panther 2 release date has finally been announced. Speaking at D23, the giant Disney expo taking place in Los Angeles, Ryan Coogler and Kevin Feige confirmed that Black Panther 2 will reach cinemas May 6, 2022.

Coogler added: “We’re working really hard and taking out time because we want it to be right.” Feige added that the movie will not be title Black Panther 2, but did not reveal the official title. They also teased announcing who the villain will be - though stopped short of actually saying anything. 

Also during the same conference, new Star Wars footage debuted, showing Rey wielding a red lightsabre. Read all about the exclusive footage here.

Missed out on any of the reveals from a jam-packed D23 2019 schedule? We’ve got you covered: Ewan McGregor is returning at Obi-Wan for a new Disney+ series, while on the other side of a galaxy far, far away, the first Mandalorian trailer has been released to the public.

Meanwhile, on the MCU side of things, some new Marvel TV shows have been confirmed, with She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel all coming to the service across the next few years.