BLACK PANTHER or CAPTAIN MARVEL Could Be Helmed by SELMA Director
Marvel Studios is looking to bring on Selma director Ava DuVernay to develop one of their upcoming superhero films. The Wrap is reporting that she could either take on Black Panther or Captain Marvel. According to their inside sources, Black Panther is the more likely possibility.
The report says that DuVernay has already had discussions with the studio about taking on one of these highly anticipated projects. She’s not the only filmmaker that they are looking at, but apparently there is a mutual interest in having her join the MCU family.
Marvel still has yet to have a female director take on one of their film properties, but at one point they did hire Patty Jenkins to direct Thor: The Dark World. They ended up parting ways due to creative differences, and she was ultimately replaced by Alan Taylor. She's now set to direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros.
Inside sources say that the studio is “intent on hiring an African-American director for Black Panther and a female filmmaker for Captain Marvel. DuVernay’s hiring would make her Marvel’s first African-American and first female director.”
Black Panther will star Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda. After his father is killed, T’Challa takes over his throne and avenges his death. The movie will be released on July 6th, 2018. An actress has yet to be cast in Captain Marvel, but it will focus on the Carol Danvers version of the character, who receives powers after encountering an alien from the Kree Empire. The film is set for release on November 2nd, 2018.
DuVernay is a very talented director who did an amazing job on Selma. Many felt that she got snubbed at the Oscars this year for her work on Selma. Directing a film like Black Panther or Captain Marvel will definitely be a game-changing career move for her.