There’s been speculation and premature confirmation articles about Ryan Coogler directing Black Panther, but Marvel was staying mum about everything. But it has now been officially confirmed. Coogler will be directing. Ryan Coogler is known for his critically acclaimed films Fruitvale Station and Creed.
Producer Kevin Feige spoke on it saying,
We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family. The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films 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.
Black Panther isn’t due until 2018, but Chadwick Boseman is due to make his first appearance as T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War which opens in theaters May 6, 2016. Check him out in the Civil War trailer.