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.
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