Marvel made it officially official – Ryan Coogler will be directing Black Panther. Fresh off his critically acclaimed film, Creed, Coogler will join actor Chadwick Boseman in making the film, set for a February 16, 2018 release date.
“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” producer Kevin Feige said in a statement. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.”
We can’t wait.