The future for Marvel fans is looking brighter than ever thanks to Disney+’s latest plans for a TV show that will be set in the universe of the Black Panther.
Ryan Coogler, director and co-writer of 2018’s smash hit Black Panther, has plans to bring the world of Wakanda to the small screen with a new MCU TV show.
With his production company Proximity, Coogler has secured a five-year deal with Disney. This will involve the creation of new TV shows, with the first being confirmed to air on Disney+.
So far, there’s little detail as to what this new MCU show will be about. However, it is said to be a drama and set in the fictional country, Wakanda.
Previously, it’s been speculated that Coogler had plans to revisit Wakanda in a Black Panther sequel. Instead, this TV show will allow him to expand further on the universe.
The Wakanda series has yet to be made and as of yet, no actors have officially been confirmed to take part. Likely, there’ll be some stars from the Black Panther movie.
Coogler has expressed his excitement about signing a new deal with Disney.
In a statement, he said: “It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company. 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.”
Later this year, Black Panther 2 is expected to begin filming.
In the meantime, Disney+ appears to be pretty full to the brim. Before we’re even halfway between 2021, Wandavision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki. What If…? (featuring the late actor Chadwick Boseman) will have premiered on the streaming platform.
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