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Ryan Coogler in talks to direct Black Panther with a mostly black cast

Ryan Coogler in talks to direct Black Panther with a mostly black cast

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Marvel's upcoming Black Panther movie was pushed back to a 2018 release date this year, but details about the film are still slowly trickling out. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige indicated that Creed's Ryan Coogler is, at the moment, onboard to direct the film, though talks are still ongoing.

Feige also said the Black Panther character is important because of his influence on the upcoming Avengers films, Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. "Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore," Feige said, according to Polygon.

Feige also noted that the movie would feature a "majority black cast," although the only confirmed castmember so far is Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa. The movie is set for release on July 6th, 2018.

Correction 6:10pm ET: A previous version of this article stated that Ryan Coogler has officially been tapped to direct Black Panther. That was inaccurate. Coogler is still in talks to direct. The article has been updated to reflect the change and we regret the error.

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