Even though we’re all crying our eyes out over Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther has been released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US (UK fans will have to wait another month).
It is spectacular. What remains one of the strongest parts of the film are the women of Wakanda, who have become so beloved amongst fans that they’re hoping for a spin-off focusing on them.
In an interview with Variety at the Cannes, director Ryan Coogler discussed the possibility of such a film.
“Oh man. That would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version.”
They’re talking about the spin-off from Ta-Nehisi Coates excellent Black Panther series, World of Wakanda. The series itself is written by Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist) and poet Yona Harvey. This makes them the first black women to author a series for Marvel. It exclusively puts the focus on the women in Wakanda, following lovers and former Dora Milaje, Ayo and Aneka.
Still putting the women from the film such as Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and Ramonda (Angela Bassett) in their own movie? Oh yes please.
Coogler also said, “There’s a whole section of the film where T’Challa is out of the movie and you’re just following the women. That’s one of my favorite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn’t expect that.”
Black Panther is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the US with UK release scheduled for June 11.