So Now It's Rick Famuyiwa for Marvel’s 'Black Panther' and Ava DuVernay for 'Captain Marvel'?
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So Now It's Rick Famuyiwa for Marvel’s 'Black Panther' and Ava DuVernay for 'Captain Marvel'?

Rick Famuyiwa Things happen fast in da’ show biz.

So just after the news yesterday, reported by Tambay, that Ava DuVernay might be in

talks to direct Marvel’s long awaited “Black Panther” movie, comes news that

director Rick Famuyiwa is now possibly

in contention to direct "Black Panther" instead, while DuVernay

may now be a contender to direct “Captain Marvel,” scheduled for release in

November 2018 instead.

The news, which comes via Rope of Silicon (HERE), adds that: "… insiders tell The Wrap that Marvel is keen to hire an African-American director

for Black Panther and a female filmmaker for Captain Marvel. DuVernay checks

both those boxes and would be a very interesting choice."

Famuyiwa is

hot right now, thanks to the buzz around his latest film “Dope,” which was a smash hit at

Sundance in January, leading to a bidding war among distributors, and is now scheduled to be released

next month by Open Road.

But as Rope of Silicon

also states: "… in the case of DuVernay, though it seems very hard to

believe, [she] would be accepting a gig where the higher ups will exact so much control

over production."

Could be.

No

doubt more developments about this will be coming out as time goes on.

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