Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Congrats to “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” director Ryan Cooglar. He will be directing Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther” film that is slated to arrive in theaters February 16, 2018. According to the Marvel’s website, Cooglar was their ‘top’ choice!
“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” said producer Kevin Feige. “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.”
Black Panther has been an important character in the Marvel universe for 50 years. He is the king of the technologically-advanced nation of Wakanda, and Panther has served as a member of the Avengers in addition to his many solo adventures.
“Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman has been tapped to portray the iconic character and will debut him on May 6 in “Captain America: Civil War. ”