As audiences all over get ready for the exciting release of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, Director Ryan Coogler and Proximity Media, are expected to have much more in store for Marvel Fans. Recently, Ryan and his team received a 5-year deal with Walt Disney+ to create a Wakanda Forever series. This new installment will allow fans to dive deeper into the hidden nation of Wakanda and get some more background on characters like Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Okoye (Danai Guirira). The deal also leaves room for Coogler and Proximity Media to develop multiple TV productions. With a diligent passion to inspire, learn and grow with audiences all over, Ryan and his team are stated to have multiple projects in the works. With Black Panther receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Picture (the first superhero movie to do so) and bringing in over $1.3 billion (the most generated by a black filmmaker) in the box office, the excitement for this deal was very much so mutual.
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation. 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.” said Bob Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company.
“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 Coogler on behalf of Proximity Media.
Following the death of Black Panther main star Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coolger and Proximity Media have agreed to continue to bring Marvel fans more of the story about a powerful hidden African nation with an indestructible source of metal untouched by colonialism. As the kingdom rises to become the most technologically advanced society in the world, audiences are given more time with beloved characters and an inspiring story of trials and victory for people of color.