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.
Ryan Coogler had this to say about the deal:
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.
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.