One of the more interesting films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the upcoming Black Panther film. While the character will be introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, he will be the first MCU hero of color to headline a solo flick.
Marvel studios wants to make sure they do the character justice, and over the last few days rumors have been swirling regarding who will direct the project and who will write the script. While Marvel may have director F. Gary Gray on its shortlist, he may end up busy doing a different project instead. While the director’s chair may still be up in the air, we do now know who will be penning the script.
It’s now being reported that Joe Robert Cole has been tapped to write the script for Black Panther. Cole’s previously wrote and directed 2011’s Amber Lake, and he’s an interesting (and pretty solid) choice for the task. As Cole is also black, it’s clear that Marvel is aiming for an African American creative team to run the project, which is, y’know, a good thing.
Black Panther comes out November 6, 2018.
Via Comics Alliance