Marvel chooses Ava DuVernay as director for Black Panther movie & she turns them down

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UPDATE 05.07.15:

Following weeks of speculation and excitement on social media “Selma” director Ava DuVernay has confirmed that she has passed on the director’s spot for Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ project. Speaking to Essence magazine DuVernay confirmed “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. I loved meeting Chadwick (Boseman who will play Black Panther) and the writers and all the Marvel execs….in the end it comes down to story and we just didn’t see eye to eye. “Better for me to realize that now than cite creative differences later”.

The confirmation will come as a disappointment to fans of the director and Marvel who had high hopes for DuVernay’s take on Marvel’s first black superhero. It’s rumoured the character will make his first appearance in the upcoming “Captain America-Civil War” which is currently filming and due for release next spring.