Ryan Coogler Wants to Make an All-Female 'Black Panther' Spin-off

Irene MckinneyMay 13, 2018

During an interview earlier this week at Canne with film critic Elvis Mitchell, the director was asked if the women in the movie were as important as the male characters.

You should know that his reply was worth remembering.

For a major scene in "Black Panther", director Ryan Coogler took a page from Steven Spielberg's book - but not one of the legendary director's big-budget adventure films! Of course, they are. In addition to Shuri, the film features incredible female characters, like Nakia and Okoye.

Killmonger would've easily washed Wakanda if wasn't for the handsome, Black, and powerful #WomenofWakanda. One that sounds out, though, is how respected and fierce women are portrayed to be in the film.

"That part of the movie you feel like you're watching something fresh and new". That part of it was exciting.

"We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie", he said, mentioning Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett. Especially women of color.

"It's just very nice to be part of what has been a very important film to a lot of people". There's even a featurette on the first 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole, and a sneak peek of the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. When asked about doing a spin-off Coogler was ecstatic.

"Oh man. That would be fantastic if the opportunity came up".

Hopefully, this really happens. His mother had a wide-ranging love for and knowledge about films - "My mom was like IMDB before there was IMDB", he said with a laugh - while his father preferred action movies, from the Rocky films to Steven Seagal movies.

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