The gears are already in motion for the sequel to the record-breaking Black Panther movie.
UK-based outlet Metro reports Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, has been in “informal talks” with Atlanta creator Donald Glover for a possible role in the film’s sequel.
Glover played a minor behind-the-scenes role in the first Black Panther, offering up a few jokes for the film with help from his brother Stephen Glover.
“Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres,” a source revealed to Metro. “One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Donald Glover’s musical alter ego] Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but ‘informal talks’ are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.”
And for fans of Black Panther‘s Erik Killmonger, the villain could make his return in the sequel despite his demise in the first film.
“They’re still yet to decide if Michael B. Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn’t it’s likely Gambino may play some kind of villain,” the source said.
In the meantime, Glover is set to make his debut in the Star Wars universe when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this Friday (May 25).