'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Reveals An Idea For A Spin-Off That Has Twitter In Shambles

attends the photocall for Rendezvous with Ryan Coogler during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 10, 2018 in Cannes, France.

'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Reveals An Idea For A Spin-Off That Has Twitter In Shambles


Published May 10, 2018

Five months in and Ryan Coogler is already one of 2018’s top Black heroes.

  1. The Black Panther director has been receiving praise ever since his Marvel comic-book movie hit theaters and now, he’s reflecting on that work. Most recently, he took a two-hour talk at the Cannes Film Festival and dropped a large potential bombshell.

    When asked by moderator and critic Elvis Mitchell whether the women of Black Panter were as important as the men. Coogler, without taking a breath, said, according to Variety, “I think you could argue they are more important.” 

    “There’s a whole section of the film where T’Challa is out of the movie and you’re just following the women,” he continued. Where’s the bombshell you ask? It came just after.

    Coogler was then asked by Mitchell whether he’d be open to a female spinoff of his film. His response?

    “Oh man,” Coogler said. “That would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version.”

    That little crack of a hope of a possibility to the thought of something like that had Twitter off its rocker.

  2. Black Panther wasn't the only thing Coogler discussed. He was also asked about Donald Glover and his role in moving the needle forward for Black directors of film and television.

    He says Glover has his mind being "stretched" when it comes to creativity of ideas.

  3. Back on the subject of BP, Ryan Coogler revealed a lot of the movies that gave him inspiration for it.

  4. Oh yeah, and about that first screening he had in front of a host of A-list celebrities...

  5. Follow this thread for more about Ryan Coogler discussing Black Panther at Cannes Film Festival.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


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