Disney announced the preparation for a series inspired by the atmosphere of the “Black Panther” movie, which takes place in the fictitious African kingdom of “Wakanda”, as part of a five-year contract signed with the film’s director Ryan Kugler.
The movie “Black Panther”, starring the late actor Chadwick Boseman, won the admiration of critics and audiences in 2018, earning more than a billion dollars, and became the first feature-length film about a superhero to compete for an Oscar for “Best Film”.
Written and directed by Ryan Kugler, who is preparing for a second part next year, this work is a major milestone for the presence of blacks in Hollywood.
“Ryan Kugler is a unique narrator whose vision and his fans have made him one of the most important filmmakers of his generation,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger.
He added, “With the Black Panther, Ryan has produced a revolutionary story and legendary characters. We are delighted that we will be able to strengthen our relationships and look forward to telling other great stories with Ryan and his team.”
Proximity, owned by Ryan Kugler, will develop a wide range of projects for the Disney Plus video platform, and the director said, “We are involved in some of the projects that we look forward to sharing with you.”
The name of the new series, which takes place in Wakanda, is one of the many announced productions by “Disney”, to take advantage of the success of the “Marvel” world on screen.
The “Disney” company confirmed at the end of last year that it would not use any representative to be a substitute for “Black Panther” star Chadwick Bosman, who died last summer, and therefore no one will assume his role in the sequel to this film, which will be shown in 2022 with the participation of other actors.