Ryan Coogler Confirmed to Direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Superhero film starring Chadwick Boseman premieres Feb. 16, 2018

Marvel has confirmed that Ryan Coogler will direct the studio’s upcoming movie “Black Panther.”

As TheWrap first reported last month, the “Creed” director will helm the film starring Chadwick Boseman and written by Joe Robert Cole.

“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in a statement. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films [“Creed” and “Fruitvale Station”] 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,” Feige continued.

Coogler is represented by WME and Cohen Gardner LLP.