BY SHAMAN MOMOH
According to the MCU Exchange, Marvel may have made good on one of the most exciting rumors surrounding their upcoming Phase Three slate. If the unconfirmed reports are true, Ava DuVernay of Selma fame could direct Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther, Marvel’s first minority-led superhero movie.
The DuVernay choice could be great news for the future of the Marvel franchise not only because of the more diverse perspective she could bring to the table (she’d be the first non-white, non-male director to see a Marvel film to its completion), but also because in hiring someone with such strong vision, Marvel could combat accusations that its lucrative franchise is a creatively stifling place for directors. In the past, Marvel has employed a wide-range of creative directorial talents from Kenneth Branagh and Shane Black to Jon Favreau and Joss Whedon.
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