The “Selma” director Ava DuVernay released a statement on the rumor of her directing the upcoming Marvel Studios film black Panther.
“I’m not signing on to direct ‘Black Panther,'” she told Essence. “I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me.
“I loved meeting Chadwick and writers and all the Marvel execs,” DuVernay said. “In the end, it comes down to story and perspective. And we just didn’t see eye to eye. Better for me to realize that now than cite creative differences later.”
“I love the character of Black Panther, the nation of Wakanda and all that that could be visually. I wish them well and will be first in line to see it.”