Black Panther 2’s Release Date Revealed, Kit Harington Joins The Eternals, And More Marvel Movie News From D23

Black Panther 2’s Release Date Revealed, Kit Harington Joins The Eternals, And More Marvel Movie News From D23
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The long-awaited confirmation of the Black Panther sequel! Even more incredible Eternals stars! Here’s a roundup of that and everything else Marvel-related we learned at D23 Expo’s movie panel.

First off, we’ve got a brief but exciting update on the second Black Panther movie, which isn’t going to be called Black Panther 2 despite them showing a snazzy logo reading as such. Ryan Coogler is back to direct and came on stage to share very little info, save for one big reveal: the release date.

Expect Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022 in the United States (and potentially earlier in Australia).

Next up was The Eternals, where we saw a few casting updates, including the fulfilment of the rumour going around that Kit Harington is joining the MCU. He officially joined The Eternals today as Dane Whitman. Whitman, a minor Marvel character, is one of the heroes to take on the moniker of the Black Knight.

Joining Harington and the rest of the all-star cast, which includes Angelina Jolie as Thena and Salma Hayek as Ajak, we’ve got Gemma Chan confirmed as Sersi and Barry Keoghan as Druid.

We also got a glimpse at some Black Widow footage starring Scarlett Johansson, which was mostly the same stuff we saw at Comic-Con, but with a few new shots. Natasha and the characters played by Florence Pugh and David Harbour sitting around a table, wearing white superhero suits, and doing action-y things. Seems neat!

And that’s about it for the Marvel news out of the D23 film panel. Nothing earth-shattering, but certainly a good tease. And we’re all grateful to know that Black Panther 2 is on its way.