Report: Marvel Eyeing Ava DuVernay to Direct Black Panther or Captain Marvel

Report: Marvel Eyeing Ava DuVernay to Direct Black Panther or Captain Marvel

The Selma director could be first Black woman to helm for the company.

Published May 13, 2015

Ava DuVernay's career is climbing faster than Spider-Man on the side of a building. From indie standout to director of an Oscar-nominated film, Selma, Hollywood has been waiting to see what DuVernay will do next. Turns out, she may be joining the Marvel universe.

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TheWrap.com reports that the comic movie giant is courting DuVernay to direct one of its diverse superhero movies, which include Black Panther or Captain Marvel, with insiders suggesting that Black Panther, slated for release in July 2018, is the most likely possibility.

Some feel the move is an effort to boost the company's PR profile after calls for more diversity of race and gender in Hollywood, DuVernay would be the first Black woman to direct a major superhero film. However, those of us who have been a fan of the filmmaker's work for years feel she is deserving of the opportunity regardless of which boxes she checks off. 

Watch our interview with Ms. DuVernay below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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