Ava DuVernay Rumored To Direct Marvel’s Black Panther

Ava Duvernay

UPDATE: Multiple publications have refuted the MCU Exchange’s story, saying that DuVernay may be a contender but she certainly hasn’t closed a deal yet.

ORIGINAL: Ava DuVernay has been at the top of fan wishlists to direct a superhero property for months now, after the director delivered the universally praised Selma last year. Those wishes were almost validated back in May, when she was rumored to be on Marvel’s wishlist for either Black Panther or Captain Marvel. Now, it appears that the dream has become a reality.

According to MCU Exchange, DuVernay has officially signed on to direct Black Panther. This is far from a trade report or official confirmation from the studio itself, but the site’s editor in chief assures that their sources are solid, and that DuVernay will usher the fan-favorite character to the big screen.


T’Challa – played by Chadwick Boseman – won’t be getting his own solo film until 2018, but will first appear in next year’s Captain America: Civil War. DuVernay has reportedly been offered the job this early so that she can be on set when that happens. Marvel is apparently still seeking a screenwriter, but with DuVernay now on board the search for one will now kick into high gear.

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Black Panther will hit theaters on July 6th, 2018.

Source: MCU Exchange