“Black Panther“ has found its director. The Marvel film hits the scene in 2018 and centers on the T’Challa: the king of Wakanda who is also the nation’s protector know as the Black Panther. For months now Marvel has been looking for a director to helm this unique superhero movie. Several names have been considered to take up the film such as the director of “Selma”: Ava DuVernay. Sadly most names considered to direct the film either turned down the offer, or just turned out to be rumors. However, at long last, a filmmaker has taken the chair to helm this Marvel film; and this director is none other then Ryan Coogler. While not a household name, moviegoers will recognize Coogler thanks to his work last year when he directed the “Rocky“ Spin-off film: “Creed“. Since the success of “Creed”, Coogler’s name was thrown into the mix of directors for “Black Panther”; and fortunately this rumor ended up being true.
Along with yesterday’s announcement was none other then comments head producer Kevin Fiege who expressed his excitement of bringing Coogler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family, The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.”
Now that the film has found its director, the question is what will become of “Black Panther”? It has been long confirmed that Chadwick Boseman will don the role of T’Challa/Black Panther, and moviegoers will get idea of Boseman’s portrayal thanks to the upcoming summer blockbuster-“Captain America: Civil War”. However what this solo film will be about is still up in the air. For all we know “Black Panther” could be about T’Challa’s origins and take place before the events of “Civil War”. Then again the film could easily take place after the 2016 film and deal with T’Challa ruling the secret nation of Wakanda. For the time being it is anyone’s guess. Though we may not get these details any time soon, it is comforting to know that “Black Panther” has its director, and it is one that shows a lot of promise for this upcoming blockbuster.
“Black Panther” is scheduled to hit theaters on February 16,2018
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