Ryan Coogler will direct Marvel’s Black Panther.
The studio confirmed the hire on their official website earlier today, on the heels of the critical success of Creed.
Producer and studio president Kevin Feige said of the 29-year old director;
“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. 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.”
Chadwick Boseman will star as T’Challa/Black Panther, after first being introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this year’s Captain America: Civil War.Black Panther is due to be released on 16 February 2018.
Black Panther is due to be released on 16 February 2018.