Black Panther to Star Wars: Hit films that became TV shows

Wakanda forever? Disney certainly seems to think so.

The fictional African kingdom is set to inspire a new Disney+ series based on the wildly successful Marvel film Black Panther, which was released in 2018.

A cultural juggernaut, the Oscar nominated film’s impact quickly spread beyond cinema, credited as a major step forward in African-American representation in Hollywood.

Overseen by black writer-director Ryan Coogler, it also featured a predominately black cast, fronted by the late Chadwick Boseman.

Disney has confirmed Coogler will also lead the forthcoming series as part of a five-year deal to flesh out the universe for its Disney+ subscription slate.

When Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars from creator George Lucas in 2012, they promised to expand the universe.

As the first live-action television series in the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian has quickly become one of the platform’s biggest hits.

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