Quick Hits – Coogler Re-Ups For BP 2, 50 Cent & Wu-Tang Get TV Deals


This week was another busy week in news and accomplishments for many creators for The Culture so here are some quick hits highlighting some of the things you might’ve missed.


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In the most unsurprising yet totally exciting news, it was confirmed this week that Ryan Coogler has signed a new deal with Marvel to write and direct Black Panther 2. The first film was a critical and commercial phenomenon and we’re all looking forward to seeing what Coogler and company come up with for the sequel.


The story of one of hip-hops greatest collectives of all-time the Wu-Tang Clan is coming to a streaming service near you. Hulu has green-light to Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama from Wu founder The RZA and writer of the Superfly film remake Alex Tse. the show is set in the 90’s and will follow the Clan’s formation as The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and the streets to eventually become the unlikeliest American success stories. And the rest of the Wu will serve as special consulting producers producers so everybody will eat off the show which makes it even doper.


50 Cent may have been killed of Power this season but that hasn’t stopped him from making a major power move with Starz. 50 has just signed a four-year deal with the cable network that includes a major commitment to his G-Unit Film and Television. It includes a commitment to produce three series; a dedicated development executive and discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects; and input on merchandising and licensing of G-Unit-developed content and brands. This is a huge move that should result in a lot of new and interesting content from 50.


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