Black Panther star Martin Freeman will return for the sequel -- whenever that may be.
"As far as I know, I will be [returning]," Freeman told Collider. "As far as I know, I will be in another Black Panther. That’s my understanding. As to when that will happen, I don’t know."
Like the fans, Freeman isn't entirely clear when the Black Panther sequel will happen. When Marvel Studios announced its Phase 5 slate at Comic-Con International, Black Panther was left off the list. However, back in March, President Kevin Feige confirmed the studio would "absolutely" make a sequel to the hit film: "Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that... We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one."
In the first Black Panther film, Freeman played Everett Ross, a CIA operative who found himself pulled into the Wakandan conflict between T'Challa and his cousin Erik Killmonger. He helped T'Challa and his family overthrow Killmonger once and for all. He diligently kept their secret about the country's true power until T'Challa chose to reveal it to the United Nations, proving himself an ally to the Wakandan royals.
Marvel Studios has not formally announced the Black Panther sequel, so details regarding a release date or the cast are scarce. All that is certain is that Ryan Coogler is returning to write and direct the film, which will star Chadwick Boseman, Danai Guirara and Martin Freeman.