Confirmed: Ava DuVernay To Direct New “Black Panther” Movie

June 22, 2015  |  

Earlier this year, we told you about the possibility that critically acclaimed director, Ava DuVernay might have the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios in one of their new superhero movies.

Today, Marvel Studios confirmed the news with a tweet.

MCU Exchange broke the story:

“Following months of rumour and speculation, MCU Exchange is now able to exclusively report (thanks to our sources) that Ava DuVernay (Selma) has been hired by Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming Black Panther film.”

Black Panther is the only superhero movie led by a person of color.

And that person is Chadwick Boseman, (Get On Up and 42). Boseman who has quite a bit with barrier-breaking characters, won’t be the only one doing so with this movie.

When production is over, DuVernay will make history as the first non-White, non-male director too see a film to its completion.

For those who are unfamiliar with this particular character, as I was, the story of Black Panther follows a fictional African nation called Wakanda who clashes with the American government and White industrialists.

DuVernay certainly isn’t new to telling stories of racial oppression. And since it’s a superhero flick, it’ll be nice to see some Black folks come out on top.

The film is set to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

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