Last month, we reported that Selma director Ava DuVernay is being courted by Disney to direct one of their Marvel Phase 3 movies, which is believed to be either Black Panther or Captain Marvel. Today, an unconfirmed report from MCUEXchange surfaced claiming that the director has signed on to helm Black Panther, one of their most highly-anticipated superhero movies. This has not been confirmed by Marvel and Disney yet, so we'll have to wait and see if an officially announcement gets released in the next few days.
This report goes onto claim that Ava DuVernay will be on set for Captain America: Civil War, where Chadwick Boseman will make his debut as Black Panther. And his homeland of Wakanda will be seen on screen for the first time. This explains why the filmmaker is reportedly coming on board so early, since Black Panther won't hit theaters until November 2018. Recent photos from the Captain America: Civil War set revealed the Institute For Infectious Diseases (IFID) building, which some thought may be in Wakanda, although these scenes will most likely be set in either Uganda or Nigeria.
Documentary filmmaker Mark Bailey signed on to write the screenplay back in 2011, but this new report reveals that Marvel is seeking a new writer to revamp the script. Ava DuVernay made her directorial debut with 2011's I Will Follow, which she followed up with the 2012 critical hit Middle of Nowhere and then last year's Best Picture nominee Selma. Do you think Ava DuVernay is a good choice to direct Black Panther?