The director of Creed is set to helm Marvel’s Black Panther

Following Sylvester Stallone’s win at the Golden Globes earlier this week, the director of the latest film in the Rocky series, Creed, as well as the brilliant Fruitvale Station, has been announced as the latest to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ryan Coogler will take on Marvel’s Black Panther, for the character’s first ever live action film, with an expected February 2018 release date. Coogler will be the first African American to direct a MCU film – appropriate given Panther is the first African American character to get a solo Cinematic outing.

Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up) will be playing the lead role, and will be making his debut as the character (alongside hundreds of other Superheroes, it seems) in this year’s Captain America: Civil War – the first film in Phase Three of the MCU.

Stay tuned for more about the film as it develops.