Ryan Coogler was busy reworking the story of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever until now. Because of Boseman’s sudden demise, he had to write T’Challa out of Black Panther 2’s story. So, someone else is going to take his place as the protector, and the ruler of Wakanda while he gets a worthy exit. We don’t know who it is going to be for now. Some rumors suggest that it could be Shuri or M’Baku. Others state that it might be Killmonger or even Nakia. While we wait to find out, Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler dropped a major bomb upon us. Apparently, the Black Panther director isn’t just working on Black Panther 2, but on a new MCU Wakanda series for Disney+ too.
Coogler has signed a 5-year television deal with Disney which will have him come up with exclusive TV shows for the studio. And the first of those shows will be a drama series based in the Kingdom of Wakanda. Now we know that all Disney+ MCU shows will intertwine with the films. So, this particular series would directly be set up by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
We don’t know the premise of the new MCU Wakanda Series so far. But we’re glad that Wakanda will be explored thoroughly. This nation won’t turn into yet another Asgard. We saw three Thor films and we still didn’t get a thorough exploration of Asgard before it exploded. Fortunately for us, the same will not happen with Wakanda. But who are the characters that this series will follow?
Since the new Black Panther is going to lead his movie franchise, we expect this series to give a chance for the other characters to shine. So, here’s every character who could be the central figure of this series:
MCU Wakanda Series Characters
Okoye, Ayo & the Dora Milaje
Danai Gurira is a beloved actress. People have loved her ever since The Walking Dead. Her character, Okoye is such an empowering figure in the MCU. Yes, she might be the King’s Royal Guard, but the upcoming MCU Wakanda series could follow her secret missions along with the Dora Milaje. Since there is a bit of drama that’s supposed to be involved, even W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) could return into the mix.
Furthermore, Ayo got an amazing supporting role in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. So, that could have been a setup for her appearance in the Wakanda series. Okoye and Ayo could be the pillars that hold the story.
Being the love interest of T’Challa, she was an important figure in the first Black Panther movie. But she hasn’t even returned since then. So, the MCU Wakanda series could give her the spotlight she needs.
The leader of the Border tribe has always come to T’Challa’s aid every time there was a threat to Wakanda. So, it would make sense for M’baku to have a higher place in the King’s council now. That’s how M’Baku could play a crucial role in this Wakandan drama series.
But what if this series is set during the 5-year time jump between Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. M’Baku could have been the one who sat on the throne in the absence of the royal siblings. Setting the series somewhere between 2018 and 2023 would be an easy way to give M’Baku, Okoye, and Nakia some more screen time. Coogler won’t even have to explain where T’Challa and Shuri were. And, we’d also get the answer for how things transpired in Wakanda during the snap.
Rumors suggest that Erik Killmonger is supposed to return from the dead in Black Panther 2. If that is the case, then he could get his own series which will be about his redemption. Michael B. Jordan could easily hold his own movie. But, these Disney+ shows are nothing less than extended cinematic films. So, we’d certainly love an MCU Wakanda series following Killmonger.
The Wakanda series could bring some new characters into the mix. And we’d love it if Ororo Munroe, aka Storm is the one who gets introduced through the show. Her origins could be explored throughout the narrative. Furthermore, she could be the one who could be the driving force of the show because of the powers that she possesses.
Which of these characters should get the spotlight in this new MCU Wakanda series on Disney+? Let us know in the comments.