After the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, MCU fans have been wondering about what's next for the nation of Wakanda on the screen. So far, there are reports that Marvel Studios is working on spinoff projects centering on Wakanda although we haven't heard any updates regarding their status.
Now, we have a new interesting development on one of the Wakanda-centric projects that are in the works as reporter Jeff Sneider revealed on The Hot Mic podcast that Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler are developing a Black Panther spinoff/Wakanda-centric animated series titled The Golden City.
However, he didn't provide any details regarding the status of the project whether it is still in development, which cast members are involved, which characters will appear, or whether it is some sort of a prequel or set after the events of Wakanda Forever.
There has also been confusion about whether this project is separate from the Wakanda live-action series that was also reportedly in the works or whether they are all the same, but it is likely that this is another project that Marvel and Coogler are working centering on the nation of Wakanda.
So far, Marvel Studios has not confirmed any of these details so we still have to take it with a grain of salt. Given that they are working on multiple animated shows, there is a likelihood that this ends up being true and this is another avenue for them to tell more stories about Wakanda.
It is interesting to hear that they are working on an animated series centering on Wakanda since it just shows that Marvel Studios is really committed to telling more stories about the nation and it helps with the excitement that Coogler will be involved in the making of the project.
For now, let's just wait and see whether this project does come to fruition, especially since the MCU is currently undergoing a "franchise recession" as Disney is assessing whether Marvel Studios should pursue more projects than they used to.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is available to stream on Disney+.