'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler In Talks To Direct 'Black Panther'

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

One of the first things I said to my little brother when we were walking out of the theater after seeing Creed last week was, "that Ryan Coogler is gonna be one of the next great directors."

Since then I've been wondering to myself "what project does this guy have in store for us next", I can't wait to see it whatever it is.  Well amazingly enough it looks like Coogler may be joining the epic party that is Marvel Studios.  According to the awesome Devin Faraci over at Birth.Movies.Death Coogler is in negotiations to direct the upcoming Black Panther stand-alone film.  If Marvel is lucky enough to land this guy, we are all in for a real treat.  If you think I'm over selling the fact that Marvel would be lucky to get Coogler, then you haven't seen the great film that is Creed!

According to BMD:

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.

This is a huge step for Marvel, who wants someone with talent but also with legitimacy, and does Coogler ever have both. He’s a great filmmaker and he’s a filmmaker who knows how to meld entertainment with real art.

For Marvel Coogler represents another step forward in filmmaking; he’s got awards buzz and his stunning work on Creed shows he has style. More than that, Coogler is the platonic ideal for indie filmmakers going big - he started small, directed Creed at a mid-budget level and will now ascend to the big money blockbuster. It’s better than other filmmakers who have jumped from 5 million dollar movies to 250 million dollar movies.
— Devin Faraci

BLACK PANTHER is slated to hit theaters on July 6th, 2018.