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