Black Panther fans of launched an online petition to lobby Marvel for a television spinoff focusing on Wakanda.
“Telling the back story of Wakanda would be a game changer,” Eric Hamilton, the petition’s creator, wrote on Change.org. “How did Wakanda become the most technologically advanced country on Earth? From the technology to the artistry coupled with the rich African traditions, the fans demand more.”
The petition, which already boasts more than 4,000 supporters, calls for the Wakanda-focused series to stream on Netflix, which “has a track record of creating interesting Marvel series.” However, Disney’s plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019, make it highly unlikely that Netflix would be home to any such project. Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley said last month that any new series will seek new “networks and platforms that are the best fit for that content, including the Disney-branded streaming service.”
Black Panther has broken numerous box-office records since its debut, earning more than $700 million worldwide. The film is “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a rating of 97 percent.
In theaters now, director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.
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