Kingdom of Wakanda destined for Disney + streaming service
Disney on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, announced a five-year exclusive TV deal with Cooglers Proximity Media company that includes development of a series based in the Kingdom of Wakanda from Cooglers Black Panther blockbuster. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Kingdom of Wakanda is staking out turf on the Disney + streaming service. A TV series set in the “Black Panther” kingdom will be developed as part of a five-year, exclusive television deal the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday with filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media company. Coogler wrote and directed 2018’s “Black Panther,” a box-office hit that turned Chadwick Boseman into a superstar. The Black Panther character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, which became part of Disney in 2009 when the media giant acquired Marvel Entertainment.
Stan Lee remembered on anniversary of his death
Stan Lee attends the premiere of "Doctor Strange" on Oct. 20, 2016, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - Colorful Marvel Comics patriarch Stan Lee was mourned again on the anniversary of his death Tuesday. "Stan Lee died a year ago today and it still doesn't feel real," one person tweeted. Stan Lee's Kids Universe, from Lee's POW! Stan Lee's Kids Universe was founded in 2013 to encourage children to read more.
Comic-Con swings into 50th year with tributes to Stan Lee
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb(CNN) - Comic-Con is a festive event, as an estimated 130,000 attendees descend on San Diego, many of them clad in colorful costumes. But part of this year's 50th edition of the annual gathering will have a somewhat more somber tone, marking the first convention since the death of Marvel patriarch Stan Lee. "Stan became the face of Marvel because there was no advertising, marketing or publicity department at Marvel," said Danny Fingeroth, a former writer and editor at Marvel Comics whose biography "A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee" will be published in the fall. "No matter who was listening or not listening, Stan was always there waving that Marvel flag." For an industry veteran like Levitz, the growth of Comic-Con reflects a manifestation of that process, as well as evidence of what Lee's dogged, ebullient salesmanship helped foster.