We reported a few weeks ago that director Ryan Coogler was in talks to direct Marvel’s upcoming movie, Black Panther, after his newest movie Creed became a smash-hit success. Well, the talking is over, and he is officially on-board to direct the movie.
The movie was originally being offered to Selma director Ava DuVernay, but she turned it down earlier this year, apparently over creative differences with how the movie would progress. But now Ryan Coogler is going to be the one directing the movie.
As a 29-year-old, he is probably extremely excited to be directing a mega-budget tentpole movie at such a young age (and unlike Josh Trank, he’s already tested for making major big-budget movies, since he already made one with Cteed). (Also, fun fact: Ryan Coogler is a full ten years younger than Chadwick Boseman, who he will be directing in Black Panther.)
Black Panther will be releasing July 6, 2018, which is over two and a half years away, and the character Black Panther will be appearing in Captain America: Civil War, which opens this May.
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