This is the last movie in the MCU’s Phase Four. Is there anything you can tease going into Phase Five?
No, not without ruining anything, but I would say Phase Four is very much about loss and renewal. At the end of “Endgame,” even, you lose Tony Stark, you lose Steve Rogers. There’s a little bit of the feeling of the passing of a baton to a whole new generation, and some of that is because of loss, and some of that is because of renewal.
[At] the end of this movie, hopefully, not only are you introduced to an incredible new world in Talokan and Namor, but we have a new Black Panther that will carry on the mantle in the same way that Kate Bishop can carry on the mantle of Hawkeye, in the same way that Sam Wilson can carry on the mantle of Captain America. That gets us really excited, and I think you’ll see a lot more of these characters moving forward.
Is there a “Black Panther 3” in the works?
We never want to count our chickens before they hatch. For us, it’s the drive towards the next month of getting the movie out and seeing audiences’ responses because that’s who we’re making these films for. Hopefully, audiences tell us they want to see more of Wakanda, and if that’s so, I’m sure we won’t disappoint them.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” opens in theaters on November 11.
This interview has been edited for clarity.