With Chadwick Boseman’s debut appearance as Black Panther just around the corner in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel might finally be getting close to landing a director for his solo movie.
Birth.Movies.Death reports that Creed director Ryan Coogler is in negotiations to direct Black Panther, who is riding the wave of that movie’s huge success both critically and commercially. Coogler would be a great choice for Marvel; before Creed was a smash he directed the excellent indie Fruitvale Station (also starring Creed‘s Michael B Jordan), so he’s got box-office clout and arthouse cred.
Marvel had previously wanted Selma director Ava DuVernay, but she passed after deciding that she didn’t want to have to face artistic compromises. Will they be able to reach a deal with Coogler?
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