Maybe Confirmed: Ava DuVernay directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

First it was reported that Marvel was courting Ava DuVernay. Then it was reported she was like, totally directing Black Panther. And now it stands at MaybeDefinitely. Only in the InfoAge, folks.


After MCU Exchange revealed that they’d heard from an undisclosed source that “Selma” director Ava DuVernay has been tapped to direct “Black Panther,” a number of sights have jumped on the report like it’s close to a done deal, but, in actuality, the AV Club’s headline kinda sums up how this news should be taken: “Ava DuVernay is directing Black Panther, according to totally baseless rumors.”

So yeah, while DuVernay has been rumored to be in talks with Marvel to direct either “Black Panther” or “Captain Marvel,” MCU Exchange is so far an unproven site when it comes to getting scoops and, as this back and forth in the comments displays, is understandably wary of giving away the identity of their sudden secret inside source.