Ryan Coogler is currently working on the upcoming sequel to Black Panther and Deadline has news that the co-writer/director has made a new deal with Marvel Studios parent company Disney.
Disney has made an exclusive five year overall television deal with Coogler and his production company Proximity Media. The deal will reportedly allow Coogler and his company to develop television projects for other parts of the Walt Disney Company as well.
One of the first projects that has been revealed will be a drama set in the Kingdom of Wakanda. No other details have been revealed so far. Disney Chairman Bob Iger released a statement praising the deal saying; “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.”
Coogler released a statement on behalf of his company saying; 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,” the statement reads.
More on this story as it develops.