Ryan Coogler is bringing the World of Wakanda to Disney plus and we should be excited.
Ryan Coogler is a rock star. At the age of 34years young, he’s created movies that will live on forever. Fruitvale Station is among the more emotionally driven films. The Creed movies started a new era in the Rocky Franchise. And, of course, there’s Black Panther. The 2018 Marvel Studios hit helped to solidify what was already a promising Hollywood name. We knew that Black Panther 2 was coming, but it looks like we’ll be getting more than that. The world of Wakanda is coming to Disney Plus.
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,”- Bob Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company
Wakanda is the most advanced civilization in the Marvel Universe. It doesn’t matter whether it’s comic books or movies. They have the technology, medical remedies, spiritual healers, and so much more than other countries can only dream of. It’s a country of wonders that very few have been privileged to see. According to Deadline and multiple other sources, Ryan Coogler will be creating a Wakanda show for Disney Plus. Deadline also reports that “The deal also enables Proximity to develop television for other divisions of the Company.” Another big move for the incredible director and Disney Plus.
Does Disney need more money? Absolutely not. There’s a reason why the term, “They got Disney money, so they’re okay” is a phrase. Disney has the capital to spend on experimental ideas. It would only make sense that they’d bet on a sure thing like Ryan Coogler. Especially with him creating a show about Wakanda. Coogler’s Black Panther brought people of all races out in droves. Imagine what people will do when they can enjoy it from the comforts of their own homes. If you thought The Mandalorian and WandaVision were doing great numbers, you haven’t seen anything yet.
What can we expect?
It’s easy to hear this news and be sad. As I’m writing this, I’m envisioning how great it would have been to see Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in this series. While this is disheartening, there are some things to smile about. First, there’s Shuri. Letitia Wright will continue to be the amazing genius that we love. Now, we get more of her. We’ll also see more of Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje. I’ve always wanted to see what kind of training goes into being one of the fiercest warriors in the world. Hopefully, I’ll get my wish. There are also characters we haven’t seen. People like Tetu, the Midnight Angels, and Zenzi could all make an appearance in this series.
More representation on the screen will be wonderful. Besides seeing a lot of black people of all shades and powerful women, Wakanda is a kingdom that accepts all lifestyles. Something that will certainly make its way to show. There’s going to be a lot of science, interesting new villains, and hopefully, some nods to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther run. I personally can’t wait to see what Ryan Coogler does here. One thing is for certain, his track record has shown that his name is a brand we can trust.
What do you think? Are you excited for a show about Wakanda to make its way to Disney Plus? Let us know in the comments below.