Ryan Coogler, the 29 year old director of Fruitvale Station and Creed, is taking on a new project. Coogler has signed on to direct the upcoming Black Panther film. A Marvel representative says that they are excited to have Coogler join the family and that he was a top choice of theirs. The film will star Chadwick Boseman and is slated to hit theaters Febuary 2018. Ava Duvernay passed on directing the film previously.