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.
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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.
Marvel fans rejoice! The breakout star of Black Panther, Shuri, is getting her own novel! The superhero sister of the eponymous Black Panther, Shuri was brought to life by Leitita Wright onscreen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She proved to be extremely popular among audiences, both for her witty, humorous personality and representing an intelligent woman of color onscreen. Now, the character will expand from the big screen to a children’s novel centered around her.
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The novel will kick off a new partnership between Scholastic and Marvel to make new original stories for young readers around beloved superheroes. Shuri will be written by Nic Stone and a second Marvel book is already in the works: Avengers Assembly by Preeti. This is very exciting news for Marvel fans, especially with the break between Avengers: Endgame and the next set of films in the Marvel library. The Vice President of Scholastic, Sara Amanat, had this to say on the deal:
“Marvel’s characters mean so much to our fans because they inspire us to embrace our individual power. As the first title we’re launching with Scholastic, Shuri is the perfect character to highlight this message. She may be a Wakandan princess, but what makes Shuri the ultimate hero is her unique sense of intelligence, responsibility, and determination, ideals that resonate with all of us.”
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The synopsis for Shuri is this: “Starring one of the most beloved and respected characters in the Marvel Universe, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel follows Shuri as she races against time to rescue the nation of Wakanda. For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart Shaped Herb, which grows only in Wakanda. Much like Vibranium, the Heart Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are no longer growing, and their supply is running short. It’s up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it.”
Nic Stone has cited he is extremely excited to work on the project, citing Shuri as his personal favorite character when he saw Black Panther in theaters. The book will hit shelves in summer 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited! What do you think? Tell us in the comments!
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