Ryan Coogler could bless 'Black Panther' fans with a female spinoff

Oscar Cross
May 12, 2018

For him, his favorite part of Black Panther involved the women after T'Challa disappears for a portion of the movie.

He also added that "you could argue [the women in the film] are more important" than the men, and that any of the female actors involved in Black Panther could "easily carry their own movie".

"That part of the movie you feel like you're watching something fresh and new", he said. "That would be wonderful if the opportunity came up", as Variety notes.

Marvel, no doubt, shares the affection: The Busan setting boosted anticipation for Black Panther in South Korea, helping the film earn a massive $42.8 million there.


Appearing at a talk during the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, Coogler discussed aspects of his film career, including what went into filming Black Panther.

Like last year's "Wonder Woman", "Black Panther" (⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) takes a revolutionary stance on how we should recognize heroes. That part of it was exciting.

According to Variety, the topic of a female-led spin-off was a hot topic when the moderator, Elvis Mitchell, asked Coogler about the idea. But the standout characters of the movie have to be the warrior Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, and T'Challa's back-talking, tech-savvy sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. I would watch a movie with just them. He also mentioned that there's a historical precedent for one: "They did it in the comic-book version". Just woo us as you have been.

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