We round up geek movie and TV news from the last few days.

The long-running dispute over Buck Rogers media rights seems to have not been settled as indicated by Legendary recently, according to Deadline.  An attorney for the Nowlan Family Trust has sent a cease and desist letter to Legendary, stating that the family has signed a development deal with Skydance and Legendary has no rights to proceed with a planned TV series (written by Brian K. Vaughan, see "Brian K. Vaughan to Write ‘Buck Rogers’"), movie, and animated series.  Legendary gave Deadline a statement that they believed they had the rights they needed to proceed and that the Nowlan family does not have the rights it claims it has.  The underlying dispute is between descendants of Philip Francis Nowlan, who wrote Armageddon 2419 A.D., where the property was originated, and the descendants of John F. Dille, who published the Buck Rogers comic strip (see "More Buck Rogers Litigation").

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is developing a series set in Wakanda for Disney Plus, according to Variety.  The series is part of an overall TV deal between Coogler’s Proximity Media and Disney.  Coogler is writing and direct Black Panther 2, which will begin production in Mach  (see "’Black Panther 2’ Begins Shooting").

Man of Action (Ben 10, Big Hero 6) will act as showrunners for Sonic Prime, a new Sonic the Hedgehog series being produced for Netflix at WildBrain animation studios with IP owner Sega, Netflix announced.  The streamer has ordered a robust 24 episodes, to debut in 2022.  The brand celebrates its 30th anniversary this year (see "Sonic Marks 30 Years of Fandom").

Misha Green, the creator and director of Lovecraft Country, will write and direct the next Tomb Raider feature, with Alicia Vikander to return as Lara Croft, Deadline reports.  The film had originally been tentatively scheduled for release this March, but was pulled from the schedule last year (see "’Tomb Raider’ Sequel Removed").

Legendary will produce animated series tied to Skull Island (set on the home of prehistoric monsters, including Kong) and Tomb Raider for Netflix, the streamer announced, terming the series "anime."  The Skull Island series will be written by Brian Duffield (Underwater, The Babysitter).  Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus) is the animation studio. Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Red Sonja) will write Tomb Raider.  Netflix and Legendary are currently in production on a Pacific Rim animated series (see "Netflix Adds new Anime").

Elizabeth Faith Ludlow and Rizwan Manji have joined the cast of HBO Max’s Peacemaker, according to Deadline.  The characters to be played by Ludlow (The Walking Dead) and Manji (Mr. Robot) have not been revealed.  They join Danielle Brooks and star John Cena (see "’Peacemaker’ Casting").