Well, it seems that not everyone is all “Rah! Rah! Disney+, YAY!!!” One Marvel star is putting his razor-tipped foot down– Chadwick Boseman. The record-breaking Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding into TV with a series or miniseries starring various actors from the movies in programs that will help better flesh out and advance their characters outside of the crowded ensemble theatrical flicks.
“I wouldn’t because I don’t want to do a TV show. I wouldn’t choose one so I can’t answer that. Like, I have a whole list of things that I’m excited about. And so, none of those are franchises.”
Before anyone gets all huffy and accuses him of thinking he’s too good for television, there was never going to be a ‘Black Panther’ Disney+ series. The ‘Black Panther’ movie made over a billion dollars at the global box office and a sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
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The Disney+ shows are being used to embellish characters that don’t have their own solo film franchises– ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’, Scarlet Witch & Vision in ‘WandaVision’, ‘Loki’, and ‘Hawkeye’– or to introduce new characters that may not have the cache to kick off their own movie franchises just yet– ‘Ms. Marvel’, ‘Moon Knight’, and ‘She-Hulk’.
Black Panther is already a powerful force at the box office. However, a Disney+ series might be a great place to further explore some of the secondary characters like Okoye and/or the Dora Milaje, Shuri, Nakia, or M’Baku. Perhaps Boseman would be willing to play a part on a show, provided he isn’t the focus.
And he isn’t completely unwilling to work with Disney+. He lends his voice to at least one episode of the animated series ‘What If…?’
Boseman stars in his first post-‘Black Panther’ movie, ’21 Bridges’ out this weekend.