The break out news in the film & comic industry is that Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and the first Black woman to win Sundance 2012 Best Director prize for ‘Middle Of Nowhere’, has been hired by Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming film Black Panther. The hubby had to put me on this alert because comic films and Marvel productions is something he looks forward to viewing so he filled me in. A side from being a natural with beautiful locs, she has made such an impact for women within the film artistry through her story telling. She is always making waves and will be “the first non-white, non-male director to see a Marvel film at its completion” (Vanity Fair, 2015).
Its been said that DuVernay’s new position was announced pretty early in the game (but I’m not complaining at all. Girl Go Head!) since Black Panther’s release date is July 6, 2018. However, it was crucial that Marvel did so because they needed “her on the set of Captain America: Civil War, which will feature the first appearance of both Black Panther and his home country of Wakanda” (MCU Exchange, 2015). I don’t know much about the Black Panther character but I look forward to learning more of who he is and I can’t wait until I get to experience Ava’s work once again. Save the date in advance so you can be excited about supporting our naturalista too!