After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, it was hard to see what the future of the Black Panther franchise was going to look like. Clearly, whatever Marvel Studios had planned was going to have to change in a huge way. If one thing was for sure, though, it was that the legacy of Wakanda and its people had to live on.
Last December, during Disney's Investor Day presentation, Kevin Feige confirmed that the Black Panther franchise was indeed going to continue, but that the role of T'Challa was not going to be recast. He also confirmed that the second film was set to focus mainly on Wakanda, and the people that brought it alive.
Some time after, the movie got a new official title: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Now, that film has officially entered production, getting fans closer to seeing that world of Wakanda on the screen once again.
That movie isn't the only thing set to explore the world of Wakanda, though. In fact, there was an untitled Disney+ show announced that would be put together by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, set to revolve around the fictional city. It would seem that said show is now making some headway at Marvel Studios, as a new development shows that the project is starting to come together.
WAKANDA GETS AN LLC
According to The Ronin, the upcoming Wakanda series for Disney+ has officially gotten an LLC (limited liability company) attached to it: Maglev Train Productions.
The name seems to be a very clear reference to the train system that is at work underneath Wakanda, which is glimpsed in the final act of Black Panther.
THE MANY STORIES OF WAKANDA
This LLC news means that the untitled Wakanda project from Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is officially a go at Marvel Studios and that pre-production will soon be gearing up. Sadly, no further details are known about the project.
As a point of clarity, this LLC isn't something like a third Black Panther film, as the first two films in that series used the LLCs Kimoyo Productions and Kimoyo Productions II, respectively.
Fans across the world are eager to get back to the world that Black Panther created. When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases in theaters, it will have been four years since audiences have visited the advanced nation.
Thankfully, fans are just a year away from the film's release. While not much is known in terms of plot, the little that the world does know points to the MCU debut of Namor, alongside his fictional nation of Atlantis.
The two nations have a long history of conflict, so seeing Namor and his world show up in the sequel is not all too surprising. With filming having just begun, hopefully it won't be too long before fans can get a look at what's in store for them when that film hits theaters on July 8, 2022.