'Wakanda' Series from 'Black Panther' Director Headed to Disney+
Black Panther II (2022) is still on the way, but it won't be the last that Marvel has to show of Wakanda.
As Black Panther (2018) director Ryan Coogler continues his five-year exclusive deal between Disney and Coogler's Proximity Media, he's ready to continue to tell the tales of Wakanda. Coogler said that “we will be working closely with [Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios] on select MCU shows for Disney+. We’re already in the mix on some projects that we can’t wait to share," insinuating that the Wakanda-based series won't be the only Marvel Cinematic Universe project that Proximity Media will play a part in.
The Black Panther sequel will begin to film in July 2021, which will not recast Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, and instead, add more depth to the lore of the nation of Wakanda and its people. Proximity Media is comprised of Zinzi Coogler, Peter Nicks, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, Sev Ohanian, and Peter Nicks.
The Wakanda series is the latest of Disney+'s Marvel announcements that will continue to expand the MCU, following WandaVision (2021-), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021-), Loki (2021-), Hawkeye (2021-), What If...? (2021-), and Ms. Marvel (2021-)breaking the MCU into Disney+.