A Black Panther spinoff is in the works at Marvel for Disney Plus involving Ryan Coogler.
The series will be a drama based in the Kingdom of Wakanda.
The announcement, which comes at the start of Black History Month, comes with the news that Coogler has signed a five-year television deal with 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, The Walt Disney Company. “With Black Panther, Ryan brought a groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a watershed cultural moment. We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”
"Honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company"
Said Coogler: “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.”
Ryan Coogler is also writing and directing Black Panther 2 at Marvel which has a July 8, 2022 release date. It's been said that Marvel will not be replacing Chadwick Boseman and won't be using CGI to recreate the actor or the character of Black Panther.
The first Black Panther movie was released in February 2018 and brought in over $1.3 billion at the box office and also starred Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Letitia Wright.via Deadline)