While speaking with Essence, Selma Director Ava DuVernay revealed that she has passed on directing Marvel’s upcoming film, Black Panther. She also said that there was a difference of creativity between Marvel and herself.
“I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther. 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.”
Apparently discussions went so far that she met with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and Marvel’s team of writers.
“I loved meeting Chadwick and writers and all the Marvel execs. 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.”