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Selma's Ava DuVernay reportedly being eyed to direct a Marvel movie

05.13.2015

Captain Marvel Black Panther Ava DuVernay

A few months ago SELMA and MIDDLE OF NOWHERE director Ava DuVernay said she's open to helming a Marvel movie, and now The Wrap is reporting that the studio wants her for one of their "diverse superhero movies."

Sources tell the site that "Marvel is intent on hiring an African-American director for “Black Panther” and a female filmmaker for “Captain Marvel," and insiders say Duvernay is most likely being eyed for the former, although it's also possible she's being considered for both projects. Marvel is considering other directors, but The Wrap says "there is mutual interest in having her join the MCU."

While some will see this as a stunt hiring, perhaps Marvel just really believes that Ava DuVernay is the right person for the job. But now the question is which job is it, and will she take the gig?

BLACK PANTHER will be in theaters on July 6, 2018, and CAPTAIN MARVEL is scheduled to open on November 2, 2018.

Source: The Wrap

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