Looks like young director, Ryan Coogler has his hands on yet another film and we’re here for it! Marvel confirmed that Coogler will be taking on their Black Panther film as the director. Ryan has two well known films under his belt, Fruitvale Station and recently released, Creed both films did extremely well in theaters. The Black Panther film is predicted to hit theaters February 16, 2018. Producer, Kevin Feige seems happy to welcome Coogler with open arms saying this:
We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family. The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ – Marvel.com
For fans who have been waiting for this five decade old Marvel character to have its own shine, the anticipation can come down a notch. Congratulations Ryan Coogler, we know you will execute accordingly!