Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Ryan Coogler is set to return to the Marvel cinematic universe to write and direct Black Panther 2.
Coogler is said to have closed a deal to helm the sequel after his first Black Panther entry, starring Chadwick Boseman in the titular role earned $1.3 billion worldwide, noted The Hollywood Reporter citing sources.
Variety also confirmed through sources that Coogler will once again be sitting in the director's chair.
No release date or plot details have been announced regarding Black Panther 2. Marvel and Disney has yet to officially announce any future films beyond Avengers 4, which releases on May 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which releases on July 5.
Coogler is expected to begin production in either late 2019 or early 2020. He is the executive producer behind Creed II which releases on Nov. 21 and is also producing an upcoming sequel to Space Jam featuring NBA star LeBron James.