by The Grio
It appears Marvel Studios wants to bet on a black director to bring to life their iconic Black Panther superhero. Months after Selma director Ava Duvernay passed on the project, Marvel is now rumored to be eyeing Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler to helm the film, according to Heroic Hollywood.
Black Panther will be Marvel’s first film featuring a black superhero as the title character. The film studio seems to understand the historical significance of the character. The Black Panther was perhaps the first black mainstream comic book superhero when he was created in 1966. His alter-ego is an African king named T’Challa who rules the fictitious nation of Wakaanda, that is also suppose to be one of the world’s most technologically advanced in the Marvel Universe.
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