Streaming service Disney+ has announced that more projects are on the way from the Black Panther world, with a sequel film and spin off series announced.
After striking a 5 year exclusive deal with Black Panther director and co writer Ryan Coogler and his production company Proximity Media, it has been announced that not only is he already working on the sequel to the epic Black Panther it is also been said that a drama series set in the kingdom of Wakanda.
Walt Disney Company Chief Exec,Bob Chapek, said “Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,”
Announcing the deal, Coogler added:
“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 ainre 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,”
All very exciting news for fans of the MCU.
Coogler’s epic rise to Hollywood elite has seen some top level film making from his debut of Fruitvale Station to reigniting the love of Rocky with Creed. Black Panther grossed over $1.6billion dollars globally the most ever by a black director.