Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is heading to Netflix if the powers that be listen to fans’ demands. Diehard supporters have come forward to spark a petition to bring the box office mammoth to the streaming giant as a TV series.
Over the past few days, a new Change.org petition already has nearly 5,000 signatures to have Black Panther turned into a Netflix original series.
February 16, 2018, marked the release of the highly anticipated Black Panther motion picture with rave reviews:
“Creates wonder with great flair and feeling partly through something Hollywood rarely dreams of anymore” – The New York Times
“A masterpiece” – The Grio
“Joyous game changer for Marvel” – Vox
According to Forbes.com, Black Panther ranks number 4 in Fandango’s top pre-sales of all time beating out the Hunger Games films and coming behind the Star Wars films and the box office numbers continue to grow.
Netflix has a track record of creating interesting Marvel series which include:
Telling the back story of Wakanda would be a game changer. 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 Black Panther fanbase would love to see a Wakanda Series on Netflix. This series would expand the depth of the Marvel universe and we feel Marvel/Disney would enjoy creating and adapting these stories as much as we would love watching them. Do you agree? If so, then sign and share this petition.
A few days ago, the signature Black Panther “Wakanda Forever” salute made its way onto a televised soccer game.
Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard dropped the best celebration in soccer after Lingard’s winner against Chelsea. Yes, that’s right — this is the “Wakanda Forever” salute from Black Panther and it’s totally awesome. The crowd blew up when the pair ended their celebratory handshake with the salute. Black Panther is awesome. Pogba and Lingard are awesome — everything about this is great. Honestly, I’m totally fine if they do this over and over and over again. (SB Nation)
Wakanda forever. pic.twitter.com/LIZwGaRXrD
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 25, 2018
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 25, 2018
In its second week, the must-see movie easily banked around $108 million at the box office.
“Black Panther” becomes only the fourth film ever to cross $100 million in its second weekend, joining “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.” It is the second highest second weekend for a film behind only “Force Awakens.” “Black Panther” has also crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will cross $400 million domestically on Sunday, its 10th day of release. The film has yet to open in China or Japan. (CNN)
Recently, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar revealed his interest in playing a key role when Black Panther 2 goes into production.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 — following his fiery BRITs performance — host Clara Amfo asked Kendrick about the possibility of landing a cameo role in the next Black Panther flick. “Come on, I got to now!” the rapper responded, adding that he’d love to portray a multi-layered antagonist like Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger. “I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, just off the simple fact that he was a villain but he came with some real [talk]. … He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure.” (MTV)