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Pay Attention, Marvel, Selma‘s Ava DuVernay is Open to Doing a Superhero Film

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes.


Ava DuVernay admits she’s not expecting a call from Marvel, and even if she got one she’d have to start by even figuring out who Marvel’s characters are. But which would you rather have: someone who loves examining heroes and myths and can admit they have things to learn, or somebody who is totally fine with being the world builder of a superhero universe while seeming dismissive of nerds, confused about character origins, and puzzled by the idea of self-sacrificing heroes?

If Marvel actually made that phone call, DuVernay would be the first woman to direct a feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she’d be the first director of color to helm a film in its continuity since Ang Lee in 2003. After Selma, the obvious choice from Marvel’s confirmed lineup would be Black Panther, but Captain Marvel and Inhumans are also upcoming origin stories without attached directors that we’d be happy to see DuVernay take. But since she mentioned an origin story, how about Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan?

(via Comic Book Movie)

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