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Marvel eyeing Selma director Ava DuVernay for Black Panther gig?

May 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….