Black Panther is undeniably one of the biggest box office hits of this year. It sparked a national movement and it wasn’t surprising for Marvel to bring back Ryan Coogler to helm the sequel. However, director Coogler knows that this time they will have more pressure to endure.
Not only does he have to produce a big budget film, but also has to keep pace with the financial and critical success of its predecessor.
While talking to IndieWire previously, Coogler talked about the challenge of creating a sequel, something that is yet to in his career.
“I think the pressure is kind of always going to be there,” Coogler said. “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.”
Coogler seems cool despite the added pressure and he will be focussing as hard on Black Panther 2 as every other film has helmed until now.
“When it comes to making a sequel, I’ve never done it before, a sequel to something that I’ve directed myself,” he added. “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.”