New information regarding a new Black Panther-centric animated series, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been revealed.
A new Disney + series that will take place in Wakanda has been previously said to be in the works. Ryan Coogler, the director of the Black Panther duology, is also involved with the series. As the series is in early development, plot details are currently unknown.
The World Of Wakanda Will Get Animated In The Upcoming Series On Disney +
Brian Kitson, of the news website, The Cosmic Circus, reported the upcoming Wakanda-set series will actually be a production for Marvel Animation. The series is in development with other projects like X-Men ’97, Marvel Zombies and Spider-Man: Freshman Year. The Wakanda-set series being an animated project can really delve into some great visuals and vibrantly build upon the filmmakers’ vision of the iconic Marvel location.
Kitson also confirmed the Golden City working title for the series and Maglev Train being the name of its associated production company. Looking at the working title, Golden City, it definitely refers to Wakanda itself.
How Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Set Up The Animated Series
It really seems like the animated series might primarily focus on the supporting cast of the Black Panther duology, such as Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Winston Duke’s M’Baku. Shuri’s further adventures as the new Black Panther will be saved for the next sequel.
The series may potentially build off of Okoye’s new role as a Midnight Angel in Wakanda’s army, as established in Wakanda Forever‘s final battle. Of course, this new development could lead to Okoye reflecting on her past tenure as part of the Dora Milaje, which could lead to flashbacks depicting this backstory. It’d be interesting to show how Okoye becomes confident as a Midnight Angel because both of the Black Panther films implied she is old-fashioned when it comes to Wakandan culture.
Since Wakanda Forever left M’Baku where he was unchallenged for the throne, he might grapple with his new responsibilities as Wakanda’s king, in Shuri’s absence. This could lead to a new threat, whether they be from Talokan or not, M’Baku must face without Shuri’s help. This particular plotline could directly set up the main conflict in Black Panther 3 and be what brings Shuri back to Wakanda.
A possible focus on part of the Black Panther films’ supporting cast really opens up the idea of the series being named World of Wakanda, emphasizing the grander look at the supporting cast in the process. The name was previously used for the 2017 comic series of the same name, which featured Ayo and Aneka, members of the Dora Milaje.
Both of these characters also appeared together in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, portrayed by Florence Kasumba and Michaela Coel respectively. If this speculation is correct, Ayo and Aneka can be given the spotlight in the upcoming animated series. Ultimately, the new details regarding the Untitled Wakanda Animated Series perfectly fuel speculation on the series’ direction and what could be next for the characters from the Black Panther duology.
About Untitled Wakanda Animated Series
The plot, release date, and cast for the upcoming Untitled Wakanda Animated Series on Disney+ are currently unknown. Some members of the cast from the Black Panther duology are expected to return in some form.
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SOURCE: The Cosmic Circus