The Black Panther movie has been a big discussion point among Marvel fans and specifically black fans. After months of anticipation and rumors which started with Selma director Ava Duverney Marvel finally formally announced that Creed and Frutivale Station director Ryan Coogler will head their upcoming blockbuster film Black Panther. I think we all have been waiting and hoping for this news to be and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed this in a statement last week.

[quote style=’1′ cite=” title=”]”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.” – Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige[/quote]

The Black Panther a.k.a T’Challa is the King of Wakanda, an advanced society in Africa that has the best technology and some of the rarest elements in the Marvel Universe. Black Panther was originally create by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and is credited as being the first major mainstream black Super Hero. He has been a stable in the Marvel Comic Book Universe since the late 1960’s and will be joining the ever popular Marvel Cinematic University this coming May in Captain America: Civil War. Coogler will be directing the Black Panther solo film which is scheduled to debut in 2018. You can find more information on Black Panther Here.

In the clip below your here from Ryan on why this project means so much to him and a little bit about his vision on the film. You will also hear how his friend and star of Creed Michael B. Jordan feels about Black Panther and Ryan getting the nod to direct the film. Courtesy of IGN.COM