Ava DuVernay is on her way to making history once again. According to The Wrap, the Selma director is the number one choice to direct one of Marvel’s new diverse superhero films. The franchise is in talks with DuVernay to helm either Black Panther or Captain Marvel. She will more than likely be tapped for Black Panther, which is slated for an earlier July 2018 release.
DuVernay would become the first African-American woman to direct a Marvel movie.
The hit filmmaker previously admitted the Marvel cinematic universe wasn’t her most knowledgeable area of expertise, but that doesn’t mean she’s not open to it.
“I’m not a big comic book fan, but I know I love to deconstruct heroes, deconstruct myths,” she told Hitfix in February. “I probably want to do some origin story. Everything is possible.”
It was announced in October that Chadwick Boseman would star as the Black Panther. The 37-year-old star will play T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda who avenges his father’s murder.
DuVernay also has a number of other projects on both the small and silver screen. She’s currently working with Oprah Winfrey to develop a TV series for OWN based on the novel Queen Sugar and recently, CBS confirmed DuVernay wrapped up a political drama pilot called For Justice. The filmmaker is also reuniting with Selma star and producer David Oyelowo to develop a film based on Hurricane Katrina.
SOURCE: The Wrap | VIDEO CREDIT: NDN