Has Marvel Studios Found a Director for Black Panther?
Given the recent news of Black Panther’s expedited release date it will come as no surprise that Marvel is hard at work on the Phase 3 movie. But have they actually found a director for the film? If recent reports are accurate the answer is yes. Rumors erupted across the internet today that Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station and Creed) is Marvel Studio’s pick to head the project.
This is not the first Director to be eyed for the job. Ava DuVernay was previously offered the position, but she turned it down due to creative differences.
In solidified Black Panther news Chadwick Boseman will play the film’s titular hero, T’Challa. The actor is confirmed to appear for the first time in the role for next year’s Captain America: Civil War. See him don the vibranium claws of the Avenger-King in that project May 6th and catch him in his solo film on February 16, 2018.