Acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler is set to write and direct the 'Black Panther' sequel.
The 32-year-old filmmaker helmed the widely acclaimed original movie, which was released earlier this year, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's already reached an agreement with Marvel to return for the sequel.
'Black Panther' starred the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o, and was hailed as a game-changer for the movie industry, as it featured a predominantly black cast.
Ryan and Marvel have both been keen to reunite for a sequel, but the timing of the production has always been an uncertainty.
But now, sources are saying that Ryan will write the script next year with the ambition of starting production in either late 2019 or early 2020.
Meanwhile, Ryan previously revealed Marvel was totally supportive of his ambitions for the original 'Black Panther' movie, even though it represented a step into unknown territory for the studio.
Ryan explained that Marvel didn't make any efforts to dilute his plans for the film.
The director - who also helmed 2015's 'Creed' - explained: "The biggest thing for me was the themes of the story - letting them know where my head was at and making sure they would get on board.
"I was very honest about the idea I wanted to explore in this film, which is what it means to be African. That was one of the first things I talked about. And they were completely interested."