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Ava DuVernay Will Possibly Be The Next Director Of Upcoming Marvel Film


Tribeca Talks Directors Series: Ava DuVernay With Q-Tip - 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Golden Globe-winner, Ava DuVernay created a work of art when she directed the Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute, Selma and we’ve been waiting for her return ever since. This month, rumors have been fluctuating around the entertainment spectrum discussing DuVernay’s possible involvement in the upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther.

Yesterday (June 24), The Hollywood Reporter stated that Marvel Studios president―Kevin Feige―confirmed that the hearsay about the independent movie director was true. Although they have yet to make any final decisions of who should direct the forthcoming movie, it is true that DuVernay was amongst the very few who were considered. She was also considered to be the supervising director to Chadwick Boseman during his stint in Captain America: Civil War.


Black Pather is the story of T’Challa, prince of Wakanda, who must rise to fulfill the legendary duties of the Black Panther after his father, the king, is killed. The movie is predicted to release in 2018. Hopefully we will get to see some even greater diversity within Marvel films having multiplicity on screen as well as behind the scenes.

Also Read: Game Changers Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae and More Cover ‘Essence’

Photo Credit(s): Getty, RollingStone

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