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Marvel Eyeing ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay for Future Projects

Marvel Eyeing ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay for Future Projects


Marvel is reportedly looking toward Selma‘s successful director Ava DuVernay to head up at least one of their diverse superhero films.

Ava’s name has been all over the place since her successful turn as Selma‘s director and now Marvel is looking to her to possibly take the reigns for Black Panther and Captain Marvel, according the The Wrap.

The site reports that “Marvel has had discussions with DuVernay about taking the reins of one of its marquee comic book properties and while the studio is considering other directors, there is mutual interest in having her join the MCU.” Interestingly enough, the news has come out just as the American Civil Liberties Union has asked state and federal agencies to investigate Hollywood’s hiring practices, claiming that major studios, networks and talent agencies are less apt to hire female directors.

Marvel previously tapped Patty Jenkins to direct Thor: The Dark World, but due to creative differences, Jenkins left the project and was replaced by Alan Taylor.

Selma previously earned two Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song.

Black Panther is scheduled for release in July 2018.

Let us know what you think of Ava taking her talents to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the comments below!

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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