With Marvel's post-Avengers: Infinity War movie slate still TBD, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler gave his blessing to what some fans have already been praying for: a Black Panther spin-off focusing on the women of Wakanda.
During a almost two-hour-long masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival, Coogler was asked if he would ever make such a film. "Oh man. That would be wonderful if the opportunity came up", Coogler replied, according to Variety. He also mentioned that there's a historical precedent for one: "They did it in the comic-book version".
"That's one of my favourite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn't expect that", he said. "That part of it was exciting", Coogler shared. On the same topic, Coogler admitted that in the Black Panther universe, "I think you could argue they are more important". His mother had a wide-ranging love for and knowledge about films - "My mom was like IMDB before there was IMDB", he said with a laugh - while his father preferred action movies, from the Rocky films to Steven Seagal movies.
Maybe even a Black Panther spinoff?
Ryan Coogler killed directing Black Panther. But the standout characters of the movie have to be the warrior Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, and T'Challa's back-talking, tech-savvy sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. "I saw a lot of good people who didn't make it past that age, whether they went to prison or whether they were murdered".