Black Panther 2 director Ryan Coogler developing Wakanda show at Disney Plus

The Walt Disney Business and director Ryan Coogler’s Distance Media have actually signed a 5 year offer, according to Disney. As part of that offer, Coogler, who directed the studio’s Oscar-winning 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, will establish a Disney Plus tv series embeded in the afrofuturist country of Wakanda.

Initially developed by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Wakanda has a long history in Marvel Comics. Captain America got his very first vibranium guard after befriending the Black Panther throughout The Second World War, for instance. But most recently, under writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and several artists, the nation rewrote its constitution to become a democratic constitutional monarchy, relaunched its space program, and — due to some space time travel shenanigans — discovered a thousand year-old Wakandan space empire ruled by an Eric Killmonger-worshipping despot. Basically, anything is possible in this universe.

“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” said Disney executive chairman Bob Iger. “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.”

As for Black Panther 2, Feige announced throughout the December Disney Financier’s call that the follow up would move on regardless of the death of star Chadwick Boseman, however that Coogler would not modify the part of T’Challa. The film is presently slated to strike theaters on July 8, 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.