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As previously reported Ava DuVernay is supposedly in talks with Marvel to direct one of their superhero films. However, the name of another director in the running has been leaked.

Rope Of Silicon has Rick Famuyiwa, director of the Sundance Film Festival-hit Dope, as another name to possibly helm Marvel’s Black Panther as well as DuVernay. At the moment DuVernay is the only director revealed to be eyed for the Captain Marvel film. It is possible that Famuyiwa could end up directing Black Panther and DuVernay does Captain Marvel, which would send a great message about opening doors for directors of color. If both are chosen, DuVernay would be the first Black woman to direct a Marvel film and Famuyiwa the first Black man.

DuVernay has some experience with superhero films as she did promotional services for Spiderman 2. She is currently in the middle of a fundraising drive for the collective AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement), which pushes for more diversity in Hollywood and supports Black filmmakers. You can learn more about the drive and contribute to it at ArrayAction.com.


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UPDATE: Rick Famuyiwa & Ava DuVernay May Become Marvel’s First-Ever Black Directors  was originally published on theurbandaily.com