Sources close to the negotiations have confirmed to me that Creed and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler is in talks to direct Marvel’s Black Panther.
“Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler is in talks to direct Marvel’s “Black Panther,” sources confirm for
This marks the second time the studio has approached Coogler about directing the film and at the time he didn’t feel it was the right fit for him and returned to finish post-production on “Creed.” With “Creed” now behind him, Coogler had a change of heart and took the studio up on the offer of directing the film.
Marvel previously considered director Ava DuVernay for the job as well as F. Gary Gray. The film will hits theaters on July 6, 2018 .