New ‘Black Panther: Kingdom of Wakanda’ Series Coming to Disney+. Director Ryan Coogler shared the exciting news with Marvel Fans that he has joined the production team and will be spearheading the project, as well as signing a historic 5-year Exclusive Television Deal with Disney+. The new series will be called: Black Panther: Kingdom of Wakanda.
Coogler shared, “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,” stated Ryan Coogler on behalf of Proximity Media.”
Though no plot details for the upcoming film, Black Panther II, or newly announced series, Black Panther: Kingdom of Wakanda, have been made public, we do know that the late Chadwick Boseman had previously recorded content for Marvel Studios new Disney+ animated series, What If…? and it is now confirmed in a new trailer for the series that those vocal recordings will be used in the upcoming series despite his passing. It is currently unknown if the series or Black Panther film will address T’Challa’s departure or death due to the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
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