Selma director Ava DuVernay has decided not to direct Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie.
In an interview with Essence magazine, DuVernay made a definitive statement on her choice not to work with Marvel.
“I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther,” she said. “I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things, and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me.”