Ryan Coogler on Board to Direct Black Panther

Variety Studio At Chivas House - Day 2 - The 66th Annual Cannes Film FestivalAfter a lot of speculation, rumors, and denial, Marvel has announced that Ryan Coogler will direct Black Panther which hits theaters February 16, 2018.

Coogler blew up as the director of the award winning Fruitvale Station. He most recently directed and wrote Creed, which won a Golden Globe last night for Sylvester Stallone’s peformance in Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

Chadwick Boseman will star and debut as the character in Captain America: Civil War which comes to theaters May 6, 2016.