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Ryan Coogler Reveals 'Black Panther 2' Will Stay in Georgia For This Big Reason

Ryan Coogler is opening up about his decision to keep Black Panther 2 in Georgia, despite the passing of the law that restricts voting among its’ citizens.

“The fight for full enfranchisement is fundamental to the African-American struggle in this country and to this country’s claim to functioning democracy. As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce access to the ballot,” the 34-year-old director began his essay for Deadline.

Ryan continued, “I say this as I return to Georgia, a state that holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Atlanta for eight months while filming my last movie. I have long looked forward to returning. But, when I was informed of the passage of SB202 in the state, and its ramifications for the state’s voters, I was profoundly disappointed.”

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Ryan Coogler Rejected Opportunity to Join Academy in 2016 - Here's Why

Ryan Coogler – known for his directing work on hit movies including Black Panther, Creed, and Fruitvale Station – has revealed he turned down the opportunity to join the Academy in 2016 when he was invited.

The 34-year-old director, who is nominated for an Oscar this year as a producer on Judas and the Black Messiah in the Best Picture category, is now explaining why he has no intention of ever joining the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (aka AMPAS).

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Here's Why Eddie Murphy Passed On Ryan Coogler's 'Coming To America' Sequel Idea

Eddie Murphy is opening up about how Ryan Coogler pitched him an idea for another Coming 2 America sequel.

In an interview with The New York Times, the iconic actor revealed that Ryan’s idea for the movie was for “Michael B. Jordan to play my son and he would be looking for a wife.”

However, Ryan‘s idea was shot down: “I was like, then the movie would be about the son, it’s not our characters, we already did that. It didn’t come together.”

The first movie centered on Prince Akeem (played by Eddie) who searches for a wife who will love him in spite of his title.

Eddie did chat more about the movie’s legacy, and how “all this time passed and the movie became this cult thing.”

“Catchphrases from the movie start working their way into the culture. Stores turning themselves into McDowell’s [where Prince Akeem worked.] I see Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up like the Zamunda characters for Halloween.”

In the sequel with Eddie and Arsenio Hall returning, as they return to America – Queens in particular – to track down Akeem’s long lost son (Jermaine Fowler) so they can groom him to be the new crown prince.

Coming 2 America is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 5. See the new trailer here!

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.

Chadwick Boseman's 'Black Panther' Co-Stars Pay Tribute After His Death

Chadwick Boseman is being remembered by his Black Panther co-stars.

The late actor sadly passed away on Friday (August 28) following a private battle with cancer for the past few years, and Hollywood is mourning the loss of the talented star.

Ahead of ABC’s newly announced airing of Black Panther on Sunday night (August 30), as well as a special dedicated to Chadwick‘s memory, several Black Panther co-stars have already expressed their condolences and heartbreak on social media.

While there are many tributes from many fellow stars, one remembrance of Chadwick by a former bookstore clerk is going especially viral as well.

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Marvel's 'Black Panther 2' Release Date Revealed at D23!

Marvel announced today (August 24) at the D23 Expo that Black Panther 2 is on the way!

The upcoming superhero film is going to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.

Ryan Coogler, who will return to direct the sequel, was at the event to announce the exciting news alongside Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

The current working title for the movie is Black Panther II, with the 2 in roman numerals. Chadwick Boseman will be returning as the title character for the highly anticipated movie.

The first Black Panther movie grossed over $1.3 billion at the global box office.

Brie Larson, Danai Gurira & Elizabeth Olsen Stun at 'Avengers: Endgame' Premiere!

Brie Larson and Danai Gurira got glam while hitting the purple carpet at the Avengers: Endgame premiere!

The co-stars stepped out at the event on Monday night (April 22) at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

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They were also joined by Elizabeth Olsen.

Danai was joined by her Black Panther cast mates Letitia Wright and Ryan Coogler, who was accompanied by pregnant wife Zinzi Evans.

Also in attendance was Captain Marvel‘s Algenis Perez Soto.

Don’t miss Avengers: Endgame when it hits theaters on April 26th!

FYI: Brie is wearing a Celine by Hedi Slimane gown, Christian Louboutin shoes and bag and custom Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Danai is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown. Elizabeth is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier dress. Letitia is wearing an Armani Prive outfit and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

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