When we first learned of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, the next question that came up next was “Would the role of Black Panther be recast?”
Over the next few months, Marvel confirmed that Black Panther would not be recast and Boseman will not be seen as a CG character as well.
In some circles, a collective sigh of relief could be heard.
While Ryan Coogler is already working on a Black Panther sequel which has a tentative release date for July 2022, he’s been handed the keys to Wakanda as well.
In an announcement, Coogler has confirmed the exclusive TV deal and he would be working on a few TV series one of which will be based in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney+.
Coogler’s official statement is as follows –
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. 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.
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!