Fans of Black Panther and Wakanda have something to be excited about as a new series set in Wakanda itself is set to come to Disney+ as a part of a new deal with Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media company.
The deal is said to enable Proximity to develop shows for the Walt Disney Company brand outside of the current sequel to Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler. Following the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman, there have been details swirling about the franchise focusing on the world of Wakanda and this news appears to support them. Coogler is currently at work on Black Panther 2.
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” said Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “With ‘Black Panther,’ Ryan brought a groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a watershed cultural moment. We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”
“It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company,” Coogler said. “Working with them on ‘Black Panther’ was a dream come true. As avid consumers of television, we couldn’t be happier to be launching our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella. We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through the Disney platforms. We are especially excited that we will be taking our first leap with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios where we will be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney+. We’re already in the mix on some projects that we can’t wait to share.”
If the project goes to series for Disney+ it will join the ranks of the new slate of TV series set in the MCU like the currently popular Wandavision as well as upcoming series like Falcon and Winter Soldier, LOKI, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and others.
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NEWS WATCH: Disney+ Optioning New Series Set in WAKANDA Following New Multi-Year Deal with Ryan Coogler
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