The long-awaited release date for Black Panther 2 has finally surfaced and – unfortunately – it’s pretty far from today. This weekend, Marvel Studios announced a much-needed sequel to 2018’s game-changing flick is official.

Barring any setbacks, T’Challa’s return to the big screen is set for May 2022.

Earlier this year, Black Panther villain Michael B. Jordan went to Instagram to share footage of himself training for his role as Killmonger..

In March, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed big plans for a Black Panther sequel.

“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one. (Entertainment Weekly)

Earlier this year, singer-turned-actress Mary J. Blige said she could 100 percent see herself in a superhero movie after watching Black Panther.

“I saw some of the cast from Black Panther, which made me really excited…It was an honor to let them know…to let Chadwick [Boseman] know and Lupita [Nyong’o] know just how amazing that film is and what it means to us.” Now that she’s been recognized by The Academy as a nominee, her acting career is bound to continue. When we asked Blige if she could see herself starring in a movie like Marvel’s Black Panther, Blige exclaimed, “I hope so!” (E! Online)