It looks like Marvel may have their eyes on a director for the Black Panther movie in the shape of Ava DuVernay, director of Selma.
Although no women or African Americans have directed a Marvel movie yet (Patty Jenkins was set to direct Thor: The Dark World though she was ultimately replaced by Alan Taylor), The Wrap is reporting that Marvel are keen on an African America directing Black Panther.
DuVernay did promotional work on Spider-Man 2, so she’s not exactly a stranger to Marvel heroes.
More as we get it…
In other Marvel-related news, MCU boss Keven Fiege has put to bed an fan hopes of the Marvel movies ever doing an Empire Strikes Back and going darker in a recent Reddit discussion: “There is no dark turn in the MCU. He says every year fans come up to him and ask him if this movie is when the MCU goes “dark” or takes a “dark” turn. He said while the trailers may seem ominous or have a sense of impending doom, the movies do not have that feel, and will not. He said he ‘Hoped people would catch on by now; – there will be no giant dark turns in the MCU where it then continues to head in that direction. The humor is in the DNA of the movies, there are no plans to change that.”
Clearly Feige hasn’t watched Daredevil.