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Twitter Flips With Excitement Over Official Announcement that Ryan Coogler Will Direct ‘Black Panther’

186943702-director-ryan-coogler-attends-thewraps-awards-and.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlargeIt’s official: Ryan Coogler will direct Marvel’s Black Panther. In a press release, the movie studio praises the Fruitvale Station and Creed director:

“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” said producer Kevin Feige.  “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.”

The film will be the first Marvel Studios picture that features a majority Black cast and the first to be directed by a Black filmmaker.  Atlanta Blackstar reported two weeks ago that Black Panther would be directed by Coogler.

Empire Magazine‘s exclusive interview with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that Coogler was the man for the job. Twitter rejoiced with the great news primarily because people are fans of the director’s latest work, Creed.

The film will be released February 16, 2018 — two years from now, but fan hype will continue to build. Take a look at some of the best reactions from last night’s announcement.

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