‘Black Panther’ Superfan Eric Hamilton Started A Petition To Bring ‘Wakanda’ To Netflix
Superfan Eric Hamilton wants Netflix and Marvel to create a series that tells the backstory of Wakanda for Black Panther fans around the world.
Marvel’s Black Panther in only eight days of being released worldwide has grossed half-a-billion-dollars at the box office. As its effects are being felt far and wide, many have taken to the internet to demand more of the inspiring world of Wakanda.
Superfan Eric Hamilton recently launched a petition that asks for Netflix to create / develop a series that takes Black Panther fans to the early days of the reclusive African kingdom. For those who are choosing to ignore the dopeness of Black Panther, Wakanda is an Afrofuturistic nation with the world’s most advanced technology.
Never discovered, never conquered, Wakanda the Netflix series could explore little known stories that only hardcore comic nerds know, while introducing characters to show just how rich in content Black Panther truly is. Hamilton believes that Marvel’s relationship with Netflix proves that a show like this could have a great boon to the company’s bottom line.
“Telling the backstory of Wakanda would be a game changer,” Hamilton wrote. “How did Wakanda become the most technologically advanced country on Earth? The fans demand more. The ‘Black Panther’ fan base would love to see a Wakanda series on Netflix. This series would expand the depth of the Marvel universe and we feel Marvel / Disney would enjoy creating and adapting these stories as much as we would love watching them.”
Now, not to be a Debbie-Downer, but despite the petition picking up steam, Disney, which owns Marvel and Marvel Studios, has announced plans to create their own streaming service. While the shows that currently exist (Luke Cage, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil) aren’t going anywhere, Disney / Marvel might not be in the market of giving away such a property as Black Panther to Netflix when it can keep it for itself. According to the petition site, there are 1,300 people onboard and counting.
With the hashtag #WakandaSeries beginning to trend, the enthusiasm is growing and the idea of creating a show is picking up steam.