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Ryan Coogler Inks Deal With Disney+ & Will Bring 'Black Panther's Wakanda To Life In New Series

Wakanda Forever!

Disney Plus has announced plans to bring Wakanda, the fictional African nation depicted in Black Panther, to the small screen.

Ryan Coogler, who directed the blockbuster movie, will oversee the show as part of a new multi-year overall television deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, shared in a statement about the deal. “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.”

Ryan added in his own statement: “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.”

He continued, “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.”

In addition to the Wakanda based series, Ryan will also have a hand in other shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.

If you missed it, Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently opened up about the future of Black Panther and how the late Chadwick Boseman might be represented.

Michael B. Jordan Says He Would Return for 'Black Panther 2'

Michael B. Jordan is down for doing Black Panther 2.

The actor opened up about the possibility of joining a sequel to the Marvel movie in an interview with People.

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“That’s something that is very, very near and dear to my heart for a lot of obvious reasons,” he explained.

He also opened up about the death of co-star Chadwick Boseman: “[I] had a really tough year losing somebody close to me. And what that means for that franchise is it was devastating. But being in that world in a character that I loved playing, and working with [writer/director Ryan Coogler] and all that good stuff, it’s family. We created a family over there. So to be able to be in that world again is something that, I think, will always be on the table in some capacity.”

Earlier in the month, a Marvel boss revealed more details about the upcoming sequel.

Marvel Boss Gives More 'Black Panther 2' Details, Reveals If There Will Be a CG Chadwick Boseman

A second Black Panther movie is currently in the works and writer/director Ryan Coogler is working on how to tell the story without star Chadwick Boseman returning as T’Challa.

The beloved actor passed away last year following a battle with colon cancer and it has already been confirmed that he will not be recast.

Kevin Feige, who is the president of Marvel Studios, is opening up about more details on how they’ll proceed without Chadwick and what fans can expect in the upcoming movie.

Click inside to find out what he said… More Here! »

Chadwick Boseman Will Not Be Recast in 'Black Panther 2,' Disney Announces More Details

Disney and Marvel have confirmed plans for the upcoming movie Black Panther 2.

Chadwick Boseman, the star of the first Black Panther movie, tragically passed away earlier this year and his role as T’Challa will not be recast for the upcoming sequel.

Black Panther 2, opening July 8, 2022, is being written & directed by Ryan Coogler. Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy & portrayal of T’Challa, Marvel will not recast the character, but will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film,” the company announced during the Investor Day event.

Dozen and dozens of announcements, including a bunch of Marvel ones, were made throughout the day. Here’s our full recap of everything that was revealed!

Make sure to watch the montage tribute that is now part of Black Panther when you watch on Disney+.

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'Black Panther' Honors Chadwick Boseman With Montage Tribute - Watch (Video)

Black Panther is paying tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.

The Marvel film now features a new opening montage highlighting his appearance in the movie in a move announced on his birthday on Sunday (November 29).

Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger confirmed the news on social media, and the first viewing of the change will be available later in the evening during a Disney+ showing of the film.

He described it as “a special tribute to someone that was and always will be near and dear to our hearts.”

The move comes after a similar effort to honor the late Stan Lee with a montage inserted into the Captain Marvel film.

Don’t expect to see Chadwick Boseman making a virtual appearance in the Black Panther sequel, however. Here’s what a producer said about what to expect in the film.

Rihanna Is Not Joining the 'Black Panther 2' Cast, Despite Recent Rumors

A big rumor was going around this afternoon about Rihanna possibly being in the cast of Black Panther 2, however, it doesn’t seem to be true at all.

The rumor popped up after fans noticed that when you Googled the movie, her name appeared alongside the cast of Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o.

According to E! News, the rumor is just that and there’s no truth to it.

Black Panther 2 is expected to start filming next year in Atlanta, and it was just recently revealed that the entire script had t be rewritten, as lead, Chadwick Boseman, passed away over the summer after a long, and secret battle with colon cancer.

Filmmakers opened up about their plans for the movie and all but nixed this idea about it.

The film is planning for a 2022 release at this time.

Rihanna was just recently seen out in Los Angeles. See the pics here!

'Black Panther 2' Plans Coming Together, New Cast Member Revealed

A new report is revealing new details about the upcoming movie Black Panther 2, which was put on hold following the death of franchise star Chadwick Boseman.

The sequel was set to begin production in March 2021, but plans for the movie were put on hold after Chadwick unexpectedly passed away after a battle with colon cancer.

THR reports that Black Panther 2 will now begin shooting in July 2021 and production will continue in Atlanta for “upwards of six months”

No plans have yet been revealed on how Marvel will proceed without Chadwick, but a new cast member has been found for the sequel. The one thing we’ve learned is that CGI will not be used to include him in the film.

Click inside to meet the new cast member being added for the sequel… More Here! »