Back in October we published a report that filmmaker Ryan Coogler, who made a name for himself with Fruitville Station and just released Creed, is being pursued by Marvel to direct Black Panther, according to Heroic Hollywood.
Since then, Creed has made $51 million in its first full week of release, with a $35 million budget. Now, Birth.Death.Movies is reporting that talks are heating up between Coogler and Marvel Studios.
No official comment has been made by Marvel Studios or Coogler’s representative.
Earlier this year director Ava DuVernay passed on the project because of creative differences.
Joe Robert Cole is rumored to be the one Marvel wants to write the script.
All we know for sure is that Chadwick Boseman has the lead in the film that will be out on February 16, 2018.