Offering a few comments after officially taking on the job, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler told HeyUGuys that he's quite excited to get to work on the film, featuring Chadwick Boseman as Wakanda ruler T'Challa.
"I grew [up] very into pop culture, very into comic books, so it's something that is just as personal to me as the last couple of films I was able to make," he said, "I feel really fortunate to be able to work on something I'm this passionate about again."
The Fruitvale Station and Creed director was said to be in talks with Marvel about the film for sometime. Confirmation came just this past Monday, ending the speculation. With him formally taking the reins of the project, Black Panther is scheduled for release on February 16th, 2018.