“Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler is in talks to direct the solo “Black Panther” movie in the works at Marvel Studios says Birth.Movies.Death.
The site says that negotiations are still underway for the project, so talks could fall through. This wouldn’t be the first time either as both Ava DuVernay and F. Gary Gray were in contention before passing for other projects.
Chadwick Boseman is set to star as the title hero in the film penned by Joe Robert Cole, with Boseman set to make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year’s “Captain America: Civil War”. The “Black Panther” film is currently targeting a February 16th 2018 release.