Joe Robert Cole closing in on deal to write ‘Marvel’s Black Panther’

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With F. Gary Gray passing on the opportunity to direct Black Panther, Marvel has decided to change course and work on a script before locking in on a director.

That’s why Marvel is working on a deal with Joe Robert Cole (FX’s “American Crime Story”) to write the Black Panther script. Cole has been a part of Marvel’s in-house writer’s program which also gave us Guardians of the Galaxy/Captain Marvel‘s screenwriter Nicole Perlman.

The decision to finish the script before getting a director stemmed from the Ava DuVernay passing on the film. Thus, there are no other contenders out there for the directorial gig. Theoretically, with Fast and Furious 8 and Black Panther releasing a year apart, it could be possible for Gray to work on both projects. However, it would be extremely difficult to him focus on two tentpole at the same time.

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Black Panther rules theaters on July 6, 2018.

Source: The Wrap

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