By Mandela Wells

@MwellsDJ

1/5/16

Ryan Coogler, the director of the critically acclaimed “Creed,” is in final negotiations to direct Marvel‘sBlack Panther.”

“This one is important, said Kevin Feige, Marvel’s president, “Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore.”

The movie will be Marvel’s first stand alone film featuring black superheroes from the fictional African country of Wakanda. The movie will explore the hero’s struggle with what it means to be king, as well as his struggles with his royal lineage as well as issues with his family life. The majority of the cast will be African-American according to reports

Black Panther, who is also known as T’Challa, will be played by “Get On Up’sChadwick Boseman and is set to make his first on-screen appearance in “Captain America: Civil War.”

“Black Panther” will hit theaters in 2018.