Black Panther has been out for barely over two weeks now and has already amassed over $700 million at the worldwide box office and could end up hitting the billion-dollar mark when all is said and done. With its continued critical and commercial success, it’s no surprise that Disney is looking at making the franchise a Disneyland attraction.
Black Panther is “an important moment in culture,” Disney CEO Bob Iger told Wall Street analysts on Monday (Feb 26). He even suggested there could be a ride based on the movie some day.
Iger said at an investor conference that there’s a one-hour line to meet the Black Panther walkaround character at Disneyland. “No ride?” he was asked.
“No. We haven’t had a chance to build a risaid with a chuckle. “Though I’m sure there are people who are working on it.”
He stated that Disney currently own 11 billion-dollar franchises so it’s not easy for them when it comes to allocating space at their theme parks. Igor also expects Black Panther to become Disney’s next billion-dollar earner, stating:
“I pretty much guarantee that this coming Halloween and even Christmas, you know you’ll be seeing a lot of Black Panther merchandise.”
Hopefully, Disney gives this a greenlight. I’m pretty sure a lot of people would love to take a trip to Wakanda.