February 16th, 2018.
Ryan Coogler directing is official.
“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.”
Chadwick Boseman will play Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War first as well as in the separate movie.