Ryan Coogler
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United States
2018

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Ryan
Coogler

Film Director

It only took a few years for Coogler to rise to Hollywood’s uppermost echelon of filmmakers. He caught industry attention with his first feature, “Fruitvale Station,” a drama based on the real-life events behind the Oakland BART shooting of a young black man by a police officer — the film that brought Michael B. Jordan  to America’s attention — but his second feature, “Rocky” sequel “Creed,” also starring Jordan, showed he had the skills to handle a bigger budget — and revive a franchise. With “Black Panther” (his third team-up with Jordan), he grossed $1.2 billion with the first comic-book blockbuster starring a predominantly African-American cast. He seems certain to be included in Marvel plans even as he readies his other franchise for fall release, as executive producer of “Creed II.”

Career

  • BLACK PANTHER
  • FRUITVALE STATION
  • CREED

Education

  • California State University–Sacramento (CA, USA)
  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Hollywood's New Leaders
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Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct 'Black Panther 2'

Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct 'Black Panther 2'

Ryan Coogler is returning to Wakanda.Sources tell Variety that Coogler is on board to write and direct the sequel to his hit superhero tentpole "Black Panther."Chadwick Boseman is expected to return in the titular role, alongside others in the A-list ensemble.A release date has not been set yet and plot details have yet to be revealed. Marvel had no comment."Black Panther" blew away box office records earlier this year, making $1.3 billion worldwide, including $700 million domestically -- the biggest U.S....

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