Ryan Coogler is up for making a female-focused ‘Black Panther’ spin-off

The director praised the original movie's women at Cannes Film Festival

Ryan Coogler has said he would be interested in making a female-focused Black Panther spin-off.

Last year’s Marvel blockbuster starred the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett, alongside Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and more.

Speaking at Cannes Film Festival, the director was asked whether he would be up for making a movie based around the women of the original. “Oh man,” he replied. That would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic book version.”

He continued to point out one part of the movie that showed that idea could work. “There’s a whole section of the film where T’Challa is out of the movie and you’re just following the women,” he said. “That’s one of my favourite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn’t expect that.”

He also added that “you could argue [the women in the film] are more important” than the men, and that any of the female actors involved in Black Panther could “easily carry their own movie”.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar has expressed interest in appearing in a Black Panther sequel as a villain. The rapper served as executive producer for the film’s soundtrack and has since said he would like to play a “loved and misunderstood” character, like Jordan’s Eric Killmonger.