Fresh off the success of “Selma,” director Ava DuVernay may be gearing up to work on yet another major movie. Recent comments made by the award winning filmmaker are fueling speculation that she may be diving into the world of Marvel comics.
As we previously reported, DuVernay is the frontrunner for the highly coveted director’s seat on Marvel’s upcoming film, “Black Panther.” She recently addressed these rumors to AJC.com while attending U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd birthday party on May 17. The 42-year-old played it cool and made sure not to give too much away.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she slyly told AJC.com.
The film, which is slated to hit theaters in July 2018, will star Chadwick Boseman as Marvel’s first ever black superhero. “Black Panther” tells the story of a hero who sets out to avenge the death of his father. Boseman’s character will also appear in “Captain America: Civil War,” which is currently filming.
The Wrap reports that Marvel is also considering signing DuVernay on for another major project their working on. The movie giant’s are said to be pitching her “Captain Marvel,” their first ever female superhero film, as well. The film tells the tale of Carol Danvers, who develops several special powers after taking in alien DNA in an accident. “Captain Marvel,” which is set for a November 2, 2018 release, has yet to be cast.