A fair statement was brought up by someone whose opinion I respect and he said that he hopes Coogler doesn’t get confined to just “black films”. I knew exactly what he meant and it’s true, but having Coogler direct such an enthralling character who is also unknown to the non comic-book populous, you have to ride the momentum with as much logic as you can, and that’s why Coogler is a near perfect choice for the directing role for Black Panther.
For those of you who don’t know who Black Panther is, he is a Marvel superhero who can be seen in the trailer of Captain America: Civil War trailer for the first time ever through live action. He is the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda where he (in the comics) is married to Storm of the X-Men and is considered one of the richest and most intelligent heroes in all of the Marvel Universe that goes on par with Iron Man’s wealth and intellect.
Coogler is clearly a great choice from the two films he’s made in his 29 years of existence i.e. Fruitvale Station and 2015’s Creed. Coogler has proven to be a prodigy of sorts when it comes to telling gripping stories about characters you can’t but enjoy. He is also great at getting action down as we saw with the much discussed one-shot fight scene from Creed.
The latest news from Marvel among other sources have been that Black Panther (the film) will be significant to the events that occur in Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1+2 which a lot to ask of a young director, but if history has shown, Coogler is ready for the challenge and Marvel knows how to pick their directors.
The film is slated for a July 6th, 2018 release.