Marvel Studios has announced a forthcoming series set to take audiences deeper into the world introduced by Black Panther.
As part of his new deal with Disney, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is developing a streaming series centered on the kingdom of Wakanda. "We're already in the mix on some projects that we can't wait to share,” Coogler said in a statement.
This is exciting news for fans of the original film who are eager to see how the triumphant story will continue without T'Challa after the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman last year.
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Meanwhile, there's been no confirmation on which characters will be returning for the series or its release date, Black Panther 2 is slated for release in July 2022.
Coogler, who’s currently working on the second movie of the Black Panther franchise, said his production company is “already in the mix on some projects.”
He also revealed that Proximity will be working closely with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios “on select MCU shows for Disney+.”
Whatever it’s about, it will most likely not feature an adult Black Panther, since Marvel previously said that it will not recast Chadwick Boseman’s role.
Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, said:
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation. 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.”