We may be in the last few hours of 2015, but the good news just keeps coming for filmmaker Ryan Coogler.

While our hearts were broken when we found out Ava DuVernay wouldn’t be at the helm of Marvel’s first Black superhero film, we’re super excited to know Black Panther will be in Coogler’s capable hands.

In a recent interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed the Creed director will lead one of the comic book world’s most anticipated projects, Black Panther. 

T’Challa, or Black Panther, hails from the fictional Wakanda kingdom in Africa and became the first Black superhero to debut in a mainstream comic book when it hit stores in the 1960s.

Chadwick Boseman has been cast as the lead character and Feige told Empire Magazine the film will have a “majority Black cast” and will showcase T’Challa’s culture.

“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,” he explained.

Black Panther has been slated for a July 2018 release, and we cannot wait to see what Coogler does with the film.

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