After clawing his way through box-office records earlier this year, the king of Wakanda is set to star in an animated series on Disney XD. While technically the fifth season of Disney’s Avengers Assemble series, the latest iteration of the series gets a Black Panther slant along with a new title – Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest.
Yahoo revealed an exclusive look at the series with a trailer that depicts Black Panther’s relationship with the Avengers, and introduces his sister, Shuri, who broke out earlier this year following her portrayal by Letitia Wright in Ryan Coogler’s film.
“My jungle. My country,” Black Panther says at the end of the trailer, and it looks like he means it. While Disney XD’s Marvel shows often lean more toward comedy than the comics or even the film versions, it looks like Black Panther’s serious personality, which comes with the burden of being king, will be kept intact. The series looks to borrow numerous elements from the hit film, including the depiction of the Dora Milaje, Shuri’s technological expertise, and a hip-hop-influenced soundtrack. Elements from the comics, like the White Wolf, will also play a part in the series.
We interviewed the show’s leading voice actors, James Mathis III (T'Challa) and Daisy Lightfoot (Shuri), where they shed light on the direction of the series and what they’re bringing to these characters. For fans of Avengers Assemble, Black Panther Quest will see the return of previously seen allies, along with new threats as T’Challa and Shuri balance their royal responsibilities in Wakanda with the global protection that defines their position as Avengers.
Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest will premiere on Disney XD on September 23 at 9 p.m.