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Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler Working on Wakanda Series for Disney+

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At Disney’s Investor Day in December, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that director Ryan Coogler is hard at work on a new script for Black Panther 2. It was also confirmed that the upcoming film won’t recast the role of T’Challa following the tragic loss of actor Chadwick Boseman last year.

Following the critical and commercial success of 2018’s Black Panther, which went on to be Marvel Studios’ first Academy Award-winning film, it’s no surprise that both Marvel and fans are eager to explore Wakanda again.

A new report from Deadline has confirmed that is exactly what we’ll get, as Black Panther co-writer and director Ryan Cooger’s Proximity Media has signed an exclusive five-year television deal with Disney.

In addition to working on Black Panther 2, Coogler will also develop a new TV series for the studio, that will “delight Black Panther fans”. The Disney+ series will be a drama based on the Kingdom of Wakanda. The deal also allows Proximity Media, which Coogler runs with principals Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Peter Nicks. Coogler, to develop additional television series for other divisions of Disney.

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Ryan Coogler had this to say about the deal:

t’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. 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,” stated Ryan Coogler on behalf of Proximity Media.

A separate statement from Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company’s Executive Chairman, revealed his excitement about the deal, praising Coogler for “creating a watershed cultural moment” with Black Panther.

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.

Black Panther 2 is currently scheduled to release on July 8th, 2022. As soon as we hear more about Ryan Coogler’s other MCU related projects, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date.

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