Black Panther 2’s Ryan Coogler writes emotional letter thanking fans
After the worldwide success of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, director Ryan Coogler writes an emotional letter thanking fans for their support.
Warning: Light spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever AheadBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever Co-writer and director Ryan Coogler shares an emotional open letter, thanking fans who saw the film in theaters. The film is designated as certified fresh on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. At the time of writing this article, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it has an 84 percent critic rating and has so far earned over $300 million at the box office domestically and an estimated $561.7 million worldwide.
Marvel Studios shared a message from Black Panther: Wakanda forever director Coogler, who openly thanks those who saw the film in theaters and supported it through word of mouth and general discussion. He continues and thanks the audience for their patience on several aspects that might have turned some viewers off; this includes the film’s long running time, its diverse array of foreign languages, and its dark themes. See Coogler’s open letter below:
Black Panther 2 wouldn’t have been the same without Coogler
With the emotional bond Coogler shares with the late Chadwick Boseman, it’s hard to imagine Black Panther: Wakanda forever directed by another filmmaker. How T’Challa’s death was handled, choosing to stay true to Boseman’s off-screen death, is a decision that hinted Black Panther: Wakanda forever being a fitting tribute. Ultimately, one of the film’s main themes was grief, and Coogler’s first-hand experience with Boseman’s loss translated exceptionally well to the screen. As he suggested in his open letter, the film served perfectly as an emotional outlet. In addition to thematic compatibility, Coogler also served Black Panther: Wakanda forever in filming well-choreographed fight scenes between the people of Wakanda and Talokan, using his experience gained directing the i believe movies
Will Coogler return for Black Panther 3?
With how Coogler was handled Wakanda foreverchances are Marvel Studios will at least try to bring him back Black Panther 3. The emotional depth it brought to the first two films is something the studio will want to tap into again, as the grief journeys of Nakia and T’Challa’s son Toussaint haven’t been explored in depth despite its close relationship with the character. Coogler’s direction and creative vision don’t seem to be issues for the studio, so it’s unlikely they’ll change their formula for the third film, should it get the green light. From now on, Black Panther 3 it’s not officially in development, but that could change soon.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it was an ambitious feat with formidable challenges in its path, but Coogler and his creative team overcame them and delivered a tribute that is worthwhile in many ways. It’s heartening to see Coogler open up even more emotionally with his fans. Also, seeing him share his gratitude and acknowledge the variety of challenges the film faced is an indication that Coogler was the right choice for Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverand the right choice for any sequel.
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Source: Marvel Studios