“Black Panther” fan Eric Hamilton has started a petition asked for Marvel to develop a TV series that chronicles the beginnings of Wakanda, the fictional African country of advanced technology seen in “Black Panther”.
The petition asks for a show to explore how Wakanda used vibranium from a crashed meteorite to become the most technologically advanced country on Earth. At the same time, it can richly explore issues of how the country thrived by keeping itself hidden from the greed and ruthlessness of colonizers in the past century.
As of this writing, the petition has over 4,300 signatures and is expected to exceed its goal of 5,000 fast. Those who wish to join can sign up at Change.org
It comes as the film keeps going from strength to strength. Its second weekend domestic estimate of $104 million was revised upwards to $111 million when the final figures came in. Disney has been very chuffed with the film’s success and has pledged $1 million dollars to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to help open new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program centers across the nation.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says (via THR to expect to see a lot of “Black Panther” merchandise on the marketplace around Halloween, and there’s consideration of theme park attraction tie-ins at the movement.