Last month, it was rumoured that Ava DuVernay had signed on to direct Marvel’s Phase Three franchise launcher Black Panther, but it seems the report jumped the gun as the Selma director has revealed to Essence that she’s no longer in contention for the film.
“I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther. I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me. I loved meeting Chadwick and writers and all the Marvel execs. In the end, it comes down to story and perspective. And we just didn’t see eye to eye. Better for me to realize that now than cite creative differences later.”
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Black Panther is set for release on July 6th, 2018, with Chadwick Boseman starring as T’Challa.