Marvel's Black Panther Movie - Creed Director in Talks to Direct
Among the many thrills provided by the recent trailer for Captain America: Civil War, a key one was the very first appearance of Black Panther in a Marvel movie. Now it has been reported that the studio are in talks with director Ryan Coogler to helm 2018's standalone Black Panther movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations between Coogler and Marvel are taking place, following the success of his recent boxing drama Creed. The Rocky spinoff has achieved strong reviews and better-than-predicted box office, to date earning $65 million at the US box office.
THR reports that Marvel originally met with Coogler earlier in the year, but talks didn't proceed far. However Creed's popularity has reopened negotiations.
Last week, actor Chadwick Boseman spoke to Entertainment Weekly about taking on the role of the legendary first-ever black superhero. "You never quite know where he stands," he said. "There's always a bit of concealing and mystery. So I think mysterious is more his boat. Not to say there's not charm and he can't be a ladies' man and all that. It's more like if there is humor, it's more like James Bond."
Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made his debut in a 1966 issue of Fantastic Four. The movie is scheduled for release in February 2018.
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