Ryan Coogler To Direct ‘Black Panther’ For Marvel Studios

Late last year word broke that Ryan Coogler had once again entered into negotiations to direct the upcoming Black Panther film for Marvel Studios. Following that news, word regarding the matter has been quiet…until today. Marvel has now made it official and confirmed that Coogler will direct their upcoming Black Panther film hitting theaters on February 16, 2018. Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, had the following to say about the director coming on board.

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.

After films such as Creed and Fruitvale Station, I’d say that if anyone is perfect for this job, it’s definitely Coogler. Are you glad to officially have Coogler in the director’s chair for the film? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Marvel

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