Ava DuVernay To Direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Ava DuVernay Black Panther

Earlier this year, rumors swirled that there was a possibility that critically acclaimed director, Ava DuVernay might be tapped as the director for an upcoming Marvel Studios filmToday, Marvel confirmed the news.

The motion picture giant took to Twitter to make the announcement by tweeting, “EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Taps Ava DuVernay to direct Black Panther” along with a link to an article by MCU Exchange.

“Following months of rumor and speculation, MCU Exchange is now able to exclusively report (thanks to our sources) that Ava DuVernay (Selma) has been hired by Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming Black Panther film,” the article reads.

DuVernay directing the film is monumental, and once production is over she will have made history as the first non-White, non-male director to see a Marvel film to its completion.

The Selma director won’t be the only one  making history in the film. Late last year is was announced that Chadwick Boseman will take on the lead role. Black Panther will also be the only superhero film with a solo lead character that is a person of color.

Boseman’s character will make his debut in 2016’s third Captain America movie, according to the studio’s president Kevin Feige, which has been given the title Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther is slated to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

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