The search for a director to helm Marvel‘s “Black Panther” is over.

It’s been rumoured for weeks that “Creed” director Ryan Coogler has climbed into the director’s chair for the upcoming Marvel movie about African superhero Black Panther.

Source: SFGATE.
Source: SFGATE.

After much speculation, Marvel finally confirmed that Coogler is joining the Marvel family to helm “Black Panther”, one of the superhero movies included in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” Kevin Feige said in a statement.

He explained:

The talents Ryan showcased in his first 2 films easily made him our top choice to direct “Black Panther”.

He then added, “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.

Source: Marvel
Source: Marvel

Chadwick Boseman is set to star in the film as the title hero. He will first appear as a key figure in the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War“.

Other cast members for “Black Panther” have yet to be announced, but Andy Serkis may appear in it as Ulysses Klaw. Serkis briefly appeared as Klaw in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and it was said that he and Black Panther have previously crossed paths in the MCU.

Source: Marvel
Source: Marvel

Set to be released on 6th July 2018, “Black Panther” will be produced by Kevin Feige while Joe Robert Cole will be penning the script.

Source: Marvel via Coming Soon.

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