Last year, Black Panther became the 9th highest-grossing film of all time and a sequel is imminent. While it was not mentioned during the MCU’s Phase 4 panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Martin Freeman has confirmed to Collider that he will appear in a second Black Panther film.
During a conversation about his upcoming film Ode to Joy, the actor was asked about his future in the MCU. “As far as I know, I will be returning,” Freeman said. “As far as I know, I will be in another Black Panther. That’s my understanding. As to when that will happen, I don’t know.”
First appearing in Captain America: Civil War, Freeman’s Everett Ross is a CIA operative. He was on the frontlines in enforcing the ratified Sokovia Accords and he was the first outsider to be welcomed into Wakanda before Avengers: Infinity War.
His character serves as an American liaison for King T’Challa and his kingdom. It makes sense that he would return for a sequel as the nation recovers from the events of Avengers: Endgame. However, nothing is known which direction Kevin Feige and director Ryan Coogler will take the franchise.
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