After the news yesterday that Marvel may be after Selma director Ava DuVernay (here) to direct Black Panther, another name has now come into the ring…
With Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther set to appear in Captain America: Civil War next year, his solo movie is in early development at Marvel too and they are keen to get a talent in the director’s chair.
It now looks like Rick Famuyiwa is possibly the may for the job. So far the Nigerian has been causing a storm over his movie Dope after it took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm and now El Mayimbe is tying him in to the MCU. at least on Twitter:
RIDDLE RUMOR: What other DOPE director could be meeting at Marvel for BLACK PANTHER?
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 13, 2015
It would certainly be cool to see an African director attached to the movie, especially one who seems to be a real (mostly) undiscovered talent.
Black Panther is set for release on July 6, 2018.