Ryan Coogler's Black Panther was a major box office success, having grossed over $693 million in North America and over $645 million overseas for a worldwide total of over $1.3 billion. Many fans fell in love with the movie's female characters, including Coogler, who seems excited by the idea of a film focusing on them.
Coogler was asked at the Cannes Film Festival if he had any interest in helming such a film, according to Variety. "Oh man," he replied, "that would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version."
Coogler also talked about his enjoyment of the portion of the film led by its female characters, as T'Challa is incapacitated. "That part of the movie you feel like you’re watching something fresh and new," he said. "That part of it was exciting. We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie. Some of them have before. We were so fortunate. I would watch a movie with them!”
Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the film, responded to Coogler's comments, tweeting, "Ready big bro."
Marvel is already planning to put out a new comic, Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man, which will see members of the Dora Milaje -- Okoye, Ayo and Aneka -- journey to New York to investigate a threat to Wakandan national security, where they cross paths with Spider-Man. The comic, which releases on June 27, is written by Nnedi Okorafor and illustrated by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque.
Still in theaters, Black Panther continues to break box office records; the film even managed to resurface in the top five months after its release, thanks to the debut of Avengers: Infinity War.
Available now digitally, director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. The movie will release on Blu-ray and DVD on May 15.