Although Coogler hasn't returned to the director's chair for Creed 2, the filmmaker is an active producer on the sequel which is due for a November 2018 release in the US.
Last night on the red carpet for the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talked about the currently-filming Captain Marvel with a new character in Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, a new era with the 1990s, and a new take on Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury.
As for when Coogler can officially sign on to direct the second film amid the history-making status of the first one, Feige said there isn't a specific timeframe just yet. Feige specifically said that the film "will be when Ryan wants to [do it]".
Still, he made it clear the timing will be right for all of the Marvel franchises and brands. "But, again, [we're] not going to announce any post-Avengers 4 movies until hopefully after Avengers 4". He noted that is a major reason the studio won't be participating in Comic-Con this year. He confessed that while they knew the movie would be successful, they didn't expect its success to be on the major level it has experienced. That confidence - including an additional quote to Collider about how Marvel was apparently unconcerned about Black Panther - has us feeling happy about the future of T'Challa in the MCU.
"Then we would have had to change a lot of what we were thinking about, but it really just solidifies and excites us to continue to move forward in the directions we're heading in", continued Feige.
While Avengers: Infinity War is looking to be one of Marvel Studios' most ambitious projects to date, its most interesting project may be Captain Marvel. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Bolstered by strong reviews and immensely positive audience response, Black Panther is now Marvel's highest-grossing domestic release ever with a box office total of $681 million, and worldwide it's only $70 million away from eclipsing Avengers: Age of Ultron to secure the #2 spot behind Marvel's The Avengers.