“Selma” director Ava DuVernay is reportedly in discussions to bring her talents to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though which film she would helm remains up in the air.
According to TheWrap, “Black Panther” is the film she and the studio are “most likely” in talks over, though nothing has been locked in and “Captain Marvel” is another possibility. At this time, Marvel is continuing to look at other directors for the project, and according to TheWrap’s sources, the studio “is intent on hiring an African-American director for ‘Black Panther’ and a female filmmaker for ‘Captain Marvel.'”
If DuVernay and Marvel come to an agreement, she would be both the first African-American director to work with the studio, as well as the first female director.
Black Panther will make his MCU debut in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” before headlining his own film in late-2017. The solo movie was announced last October as part of Marvel’s Phase Three slate of movies, with Chadwick Boseman revealed as the African hero and king of Wakanda, T’Challa. Ernie Hudson has been rumored to be linked to the film as well, possibly in the role of T’Chaka, the Black Panther’s father.
There have been no casting announcements for “Captain Marvel,” though Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve were recently announced as the movie’s co-writers.
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