Wakanda isn’t just coming to the big screen, but it’s coming to Disney+as a new series. It’s part of a multi year overall television deal with Ryan Coogler that he made with the Walt Disney company. At the moment Coogler is working on the sequel to the first Black Panther film that is set in the fictional world of Wakanda.
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According to Coogler, he loves working for Disney. He is excited to work together with Disney and his team to bring this series to life, as well as other projects he’s working on that he can’t share yet. It sounds like Disney+ is going to bring a lot more Marvel content and fans are going to be so thrilled. Thank you Disney for investing in Marvel and bringing these amazing new stories and series to life.
The Black Panther series in the works will be one of the many shows under Marvel that will be streaming on Disney+. At the moment, Marvel’s Wandavision is huge hit for the streaming service. Other shows like, Loki, which will be released this May, Falcon and the Winter Solider, which will start streaming on March 19th, and WandaVision, which started streaming last month, have been doing well on Disney. Black Panther already brought in $1.35 billon worldwide, so imagine how much Disney+ will make when the series starts to stream. The series is sure to be just as amazing as the movie is and a great way to continue the story Chadwick Boseman started.
In the meantime you can watch Black Panther right here.
In honor of the late great actor, Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the title character of Black Panther in 2018, the role will not be recast. Many speculations regarding the role have been rumored, but now those rumors can be put to rest.
The late Chadwick Boseman was named Entertainment Weekly’s 2020 Entertainer of the Year. Though Boseman’s life was cut short from his battle with colon cancer, he was a legend in his own right from the people and fans that supported him.
‘I first saw him on this TV show called Lincoln Heights,’ says writer Angie Thomas. ‘I remember being in awe of his talent even then, when he was not a starring character. Every time he came on screen, his presence was felt. I had a feeling I’d be seeing more of this guy.’
Throughout Boseman’s career, he portrayed well-known black male figures such as Jackie Robinson in his breakthrough role in the movie 43, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and James Brown in Get On Up.
Even in the fictional Marvel Cinematic Universe, he portrayed and originated the role of King T’Challa in Black Panther. Angie Thomas says that in each of his roles, ‘You could see his loving, his kindness, his gentleness, his intelligence in every role — everything that’s good about him.’
Outside of his on-screen work, Boseman was a down to earth, humble person who could connect with people outside of the film industry. While filming Get On Up in Mississippi, he would visit small town places without being “Chadwick Boseman.” He was just another person in the crowd with the general public, which was refreshing and genuine. This helped him to bring his characters to life through his own empathy and understanding of people. By being his authentic self, he achieved longevity without the need to ask for it.
‘I hope he’s remembered for more than Black Panther, because it would be unfair to limit him to that role. I hope he’s remembered for his passion and dedication. I hope the grace that he walked with finds its way to all of us in some form or another. I hope he’s remembered for the gift that he was.’
In the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death, a lot of rumors have been going around about the role of Black Panther. One of the rumors circulating, is a digital double of Bozeman will continue the role, but Marvel has shot down that claim.
Victoria Alonso, EVP of Productions at Marvel, has confirmed the news. According to Alonso, Chadwick is the only Black Panther and he isn’t with us. In the past, Disney, has faced backlash for using CG to resurrect actors. One of actors being Peter Cushing Moff Takin in Rogue One. So, Marvel is taking time to figure out the right way to honor Boseman in this role. Filming for Black Panther 2 was supposed to begin early next year so it could be ready for a 2022 release.
So far, no delays for filming has been announced and Ryan Coogler, writer and director for the films said he had no idea Boseman was sick. His death came as a shock to everyone and fans and his co stars are still mourning the loss. Letitia Wright, who played Shuri, Black Panther’s sister, isn’t ready to film the sequel. According to Wright, she is still mourning and filming the movie without Boseman will be strange. A Black Panther sequel without him will be odd and it won’t feel complete. No one will ever be able to replace the legacy he left behind and maybe the sequel shouldn’t even be filmed, but if it does, Letitia Wright, should take center stage.
Chadwick Boseman’s life and legacy will forever remain in our hearts.