'Black Panther' movie news: Ryan Coggler to direct film

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Marvel Studios has chosen a director for their upcoming “Black Panther” standalone film”Fruitvale Station” writer and director Ryan Coogler.

According to a report by Marvel, Coogler will take on the directorial duties for the upcoming “Black Panther” film, following the King of Wakanda’s theatrical big screen debut in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War.”

Coogler, whose directorial credit only composes of two films, have already shown talent and expertise in the role of helming a movie. This, according to Marvel, made him the perfect fit to direct the first film for one of the major characters in the Marvel Universe.

“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” said Marvel Studios executive producer Kevin Feige. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.”

Coogler debuted in the world of filmmaking with his first and award-winning feature film titled “Fruitvale Station,” which was released in 2013. His second and most recent film, “Creed,” gathered critical acclaim on its release and even got Sylvester Stallone a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

In other news, “Captain America: Civil War” directors brothers Joe and Anthony Russo talked about whether fans will see Wakanda in the upcoming film or not.

“Whether or not Wakanda is involved in it remains on the table,” Anthony Russo said.

“If you’re going to see Wakanda, we go, ‘Listen, we can’t tell you whether or not you’re going to see Wakanda,'” Joe Russo said. “You’re probably going to see Wakanda.”

“Black Panther” opens in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.