When the internet was a buzz that black female movie director Ava Duvernay was set to direct the “always coming but never actually happened Black Panther Movie”. At first I was excited then realized that like Hudlin’s run on Black Panther the success or failure of the movie would then be used as a reason to make generalizations about either female directors or black directors. It could kick the door down or have the door relocated to another building. As a result of my musings I never did get around to posting the news. Luckily though according to Essence Ava Duvernay will not be directing the Black Panther Movie of 2017-2018 which will star Chadwick Boseman. Here are the details:
“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,” said DuVernay. “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.”
“I love the character of Black Panther, the nation of Wakanda and all that that could be visually. I wish them well and will be first in line to see it.”
There you have it. NOT HAPPENING!
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