Marvel Studios wants Ava DuVernay to direct ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Captain Marvel’

black-pantherCaptain Marvel Carol DanversThe Academy Awards showed her no love, but Marvel Studios is absolutely Team Ava DuVernay and are wooing her to direct either ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Captain Marvel.’

This is huge news not just for the obvious first black female director to helm a comic book film, but that Marvel Studios is smart enough to have a director that can relate on some level with either character.

According to The Wrap, Marvel has spoken with DuVernay about the two titles and there’s mutual interest in her signing on with the MCU in some capacity.

Ava DuVernayMarvel reportedly wants to have a black director helm ‘Black Panther,’ which will be groundbreaking to have a major black hero featured in a comic book blockbuster, but also directed by a black director.

DuVernay was a fantastic revelation with ‘Selma,’ so I don’t have a preference as to which film she takes, but I’m really intrigued at the possibilities.