by: S. Scott Stanikmas
There were reports that even though he’s being courted for Furious 8, Marvel Studios was looking at F. Gary Gray to direct Black Panther. But new word is that the studio is looking to nail down a script first before looking for a director.
And they might have found just the writer for the job. The Wrap is saying that Joe Robert Cole is being looked at to write the script for the Phase Three film.
Cole’s only other claim to fame is writing and directing the 2011 thriller Amber Lake. He was in line to write the 2019 releasing Inhumans for Marvel Studios, but it’s being said that he’s off of that film to focus solely on Black Panther.
The screenwriter comes from Marvel Studio’s in-house program, much like Guardians Of The Galaxy scripter Nicole Perlman.
The film is set to star Chadwick Boseman as the superhero who also happens to be the reigning king of the sovereign nation of Wakanda. He’ll debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War before his own solo film drops July 6, 2018.