Ryan Coogler in Talks to Helm BLACK PANTHER

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 07 December 2015

Movie News

As Marvel Studios’ upcoming Black Panther is on the hunt for a director, a new name has come in to the frame.

Birth.Movies.Death is reporting that Ryan Coogler is in talks to helm the Chadwick Boseman-starrer. Coogler has got a lot of buzz around himself for his work on the latest part of the Rocky franchise, Creed, which has been released to a positive reception in the US. For UK audiences, we have to wait until January for Creed. The director is the latest name in talks for Black Panther, with Selma’s Ava DuVernay previously turning the gig down before Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray opted to sign on for Furious 8 instead.

As for the Black Character himself, Boseman’s T’Challa will debut in May’s Captain America: Civil War, reportedly taking Tony Stark’s side as Marvel’s heroes battle each other. From there, he’ll head off for his own solo movie that is currently set for a February 16th, 2018 release. No real details are known on Black Panther at this stage bar the fact that Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaw, last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, is believed to be the villain of the film.

Expect more on this as it develops.

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