Ryan Coogler's Black Panther became one of the highest-grossing films this year, so it's no surprise that Marvel Studios brought him back to write and direct the film's sequel. This time, however, Coogler feels more pressured to make Black Panther 2.
During a recent interview with IndieWire, Coogler discussed the challenge of making a sequel, something he hasn't done before.
"I think the pressure is kind of always going to be there," Coogler admitted. "I've had a chance to make three feature films, each one of them had its own very specific type of pressure. In the process of it, it feels insurmountable each time."
Despite the pressure, Coogler is still focused on making a meaningful sequel.
"When it comes to making a sequel, I've never done it before, a sequel to something that I've directed myself," he said. "So I think there's gonna be a lot of pressure there, but what we're going to try to do is just focus on the work, like we always do. Really try to go step by step and try to quiet everything else around us, really focus on trying to make something that has some type of meaning."
Coogler still hasn't started on working on Black Panther 2 yet but it sounds like he's ready for the challenge.