All Eyes on Director Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler is one busy man and it’s a good thing.
The emerging writer/director with two prominent and very successful films under his belt, Fruitvale Station and Creed, has officially been confirmed as the director of Marvel’s Black Panther.
“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” producer Kevin Feige expressed. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct Black Panther.”
The rumors had been circulating for a few weeks, with many believing it was a sealed deal. The official statement from the Marvel team solidifies the move.
Chadwick Boseman will reprise his role as “T’Challa” in Black Panther. The rising star is also set to star in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters May 6.
Black Panther is slated for a 2018 release.
After slaying box offices by grossing more than $105 million in domestic sales, MGM studio has their eye on a November 2017 release for the sequel, reports Variety.
It’s an ambitious goal and if the date sticks, it may cause the new addition to the Rocky franchise to bring on a new director, as Ryan will be wrapped in Black Panther production.
However, that doesn’t mean that he would totally be out of the process, Stallone hinted in an earlier interview that Coogler would possibly take on the role of executive producer.
Luckily, the November date isn’t set in stone. Overall, Ryan is making good moves in the industry and honing his visions and craft.
Keep up the hustle, Ryan! We’re rooting for you.