The Marvel Studios movie universe opens up even more and in a much more exciting way than any fan could have imagined. Welcome to the latest MCU series on behalf of Disney Plus, set in the tech-savvy realm of Wakanda and the Black Panther.
The announcement was made on Monday with the signing of a golden 5-year deal between Ryan Coogler and Disney. The director of Black Panther will prepare television content exclusively through the production company Proximity Media. It is said that the content will not be limited to the Marvel universe but also different types of series.
Ryan Coogler will write the script and oversee the overall project as executive producer, which will logically unfold after the upcoming Black Panther 2.
The deal also enabled Coogler’s company to develop television programs for other divisions within Disney.
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” said Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company.
Coogler’s “Black Panther” not only excelled at the global box office, hauling in $1.3 billion worldwide, it was also the first superhero movie to earn a best picture nomination ever.
The director, known for “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed,” was set to begin shooting a sequel to “Black Panther” in March, but filming was sidelined after the sudden and unexpected death of star Chadwick Boseman. Boseman, 43, had been battling colon cancer for four years but had kept his diagnosis hidden from the public.
The sequel is now set to begin shooting in Atlanta in July with Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett, all expected to reprise their roles.